Family Law

Mark Walk and Aaron Murphy are well-versed in the area of family law and can help you with your case. Over the course of the 15+ years they have been representing clients in such matters, they have worked in all areas of family law. No matter which of the areas listed below your case involves, we can help. Please review the attached links immediately below regarding how to get your case started, complete the documentation requested, and gather the documents referenced and contact us.

Areas of Family Law Practice

The practice of family law includes:

  • Divorce.
  • Custody and visitation of minor children.
  • Paternity.
  • Civil unions.
  • Domestic partnerships.
  • Adoption.
  • Surrogacy.
  • Child abuse.
  • Domestic abuse and protective orders.
  • Guardianships.
  • Annulment.
  • Property settlements.
  • Spousal support.
  • Child support.

Typically those who are dealing with a family law matter are facing issues that are very important to them.  Aaron Murphy, Mark Walk and staff will provide the personal attention and service that folks need during these difficult times. Call today for your free initial consultation.


This is the legal means to dissolve or terminate a marital relationship between a married couple. They can be quite complex because there are often many aspects that need to be taken into consideration. These aspects include such this as child custody, child support, property division, dividing marital debt, spousal support and fees and costs.


This is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a person, other than the birth parents. An adoption severs the parental responsibilities and rights of the birth parent and transfers those responsibilities and rights to the person(s) adopting the child. After an adoption is finalized, there is no legal difference between the adopted child and those born to the parents.

Child Support

Child support is money paid by a parent to contribute toward the economic maintenance of their children. It may include monetary support; health insurance; paying a portion of uncovered medical expenses; and, contribution to child care expenses.

Child Custody

If the parents cannot agree on who will have primary care, or custody, of the children, the court will decide.


These are proceedings that take place to legally establish the parent-child relationship between a father and child. They also establish the rights and responsibilities of both parents with respect to the child.


A guardianship is a a legal status that requires someone to act on behalf of and protect the subject of the guardianship. These are created when the subject is incapable of acting for him/herself. Most often, it involves a child or someone who has become incapacitated through age or disability. If a minor child’s parents are unable or unwilling to care for the child, the court will usually ook to other family members to act as the guardian.


  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Questionaire
  3. Fee Agreement
  4. Client Documents Needed for Representation
  5. Affidavit of Financial Status
  6. Typical Expenses
  7. 2013 Children in the Middle
  8. Employee Records
  9. Bank Release
  10. Farm Service Release

Farm Sales/Auctions

We handle farm sales and auctions from start to finish. Mark Walk and Aaron Murphy have years of experience in handling farm sales.

We maintain a list of individuals that are always interested in purchasing agricultural real estate and specifically target those clients with letters and brochures.

Call us to set up an appointment. No obligation.

Probate/Estate Planning/Wills

We handle all aspects of probate law and estate planning.

Do you have a will? Do you know what a "living will" is? Do you have an estate you wish to leave to certain loved ones?

We handle all aspects of probate law from administration of your estate to preparing and planning for the future. Call us. We will help you.

Workers’ Compensation

Injured at work? Aaron Murphy represents folks who have been hurt at work. If you were on the job and sustained a work-related injury, Aaron Murphy will help you get the benefits you deserve.

Insurance companies have lawyers on staff to defend the employer. They work to save the company money; at your expense. Let Aaron Murphy help you. Call today for your free, initial consultation.

Law Office Address

Walk & Murphy, P.L.C.
515 State Street
Osage, IA 50461

Ph: 641-732-3796
Fx: 641-732-5345