Handled Cases for
30 Years

I believe that the length and breadth of my
experience makes me uniquely qualified in
family law cases.

About Maria M. Waterman

I have over 30 years of experience as a Family Law attorney handling all types and sizes of family law cases.

I’ve handled very contentious custody and visitation cases and have dealt with difficult clients and opponents, so I understand the psychology of the divorce situation for both parties and their attorneys. I believe the length and breadth of my experience makes me uniquely qualified in family law cases.


  • Loras College, B.A. (Economics) Dubuque, Iowa - 1984
  • University of Iowa J.D. (with Distinction) - 1987
  • Trained Mediator – 2015


  • Licensed to practice law in Iowa & Illinois

Practice Areas

Over thirty years of experience in handling all types of family law cases

Family Law

I rely on more than 30 years of experience as a family law attorney to provide solid legal advice and assertive legal representation in cases involving contested and uncontested divorces, high net worth divorces, child support child custody and visitation cases. I handle all types and sizes of family law cases whether you and the other party are on good terms or not. I can discuss your legal options and devise a customized legal strategy that is targeted to achieve your objectives.


What Our Clients Are Saying

”I am a former client of Maria Waterman. I was very fortunate and grateful to have been referred to Maria in 2018. She represented me in an ugly divorce case. Her keen knowledge, compassion and moral support were invaluable to me at an extremely difficult time and during my unusual case. Maria has the unique ability to be strong and caring at the same time. She doesn’t sugarcoat the process or tell you what you want to hear, but rather what you need to know and do. She is very honest and straightforward. She is especially great with communication and follow through. She never let me down. I knew I could trust her. I knew she had my back and believed in my case. That comfort was PRICELESS. In a nutshell, I would call Maria PRICELESS.”


”Maria is very competent and committed to getting the best result for her client. She is professional, responsive and knowingly navigates the system with the end goal in mind. She doesn’t tell you what you would like to hear but rather tells you what you need to hear. Maria was the voice of reason during a very chaotic and emotional episode in my life. She is tough and direct yet caring. I consider myself very fortunate (and as a result with more fortune) to have had her as my attorney.”


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