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Ryan D. Babich



"Thinking creatively to help problem solve quickly, so you can move forward."

Trustworthy Representation Effective Results  

Helping his clients successfully navigate through the rough waters of a separation and divorce, Ryan goes beyond just advising you on all of your options and guiding you through the legal process. He effectively and zealously represents you to help reach your goals.

Ryan prides himself in listening carefully to his clients' needs and responding to them honestly and thoroughly. Most family law clients in Iowa will go through mediation prior to going to court. With Ryan's experience creating excellent outcomes during the mediation process, his clients often save both the financial and the high emotional costs of going to court. Ryan is also an experienced litigator and he vigorously represents his clients in the courtroom when necessary.

"It's absolutely essential for me to get to know my clients and give them a realistic view of their situation, so they aren't wasting time or money. That way, they get the best results as quickly as possible, so they can move on with their lives. When settlement is not possible, we will do everything we can to obtain a favorable outcome at trial."

Child Custody & Child Support

High-conflict divorces, including contested child custody cases, require Ryan's high energy and zealous legal representation. There are no more emotional and difficult determinations than deciding what is in the best interest of your children. Ryan explains physical and legal custody, according to Iowa law, and then develops a strategy so you can obtain the best possible outcome for your children.

"My job is to help my clients protect and support their children during this big transitional time for them with whatever additional resources I can provide."

Ryan is also experienced in dealing with modifying or enforcing court orders relating to child custody, visitation, child support, or medical support for your children.

Marital Assets & Debts

Separating the financial lives of two people can often be contentious and complicated. It is vital that you understand the law and your rights when it comes to the financial assets and debts of your marriage.

"I have always been fascinated by what numbers can tell you and my goal in every divorce is to protect my client's financial interests."

The deep family law group at Babich Sarcone also works with quality financial experts with the goal of accurately valuating your property, assets or other business interests at stake.

Impacting Early...A Future in Law

Ryan grew up on the shores of New Jersey and by the age of fourteen "just knew" he wanted to become a lawyer.

As soon as he graduated from high school, Ryan pursued his passion by following in his uncles' - Les and Todd Babich - footsteps, first attending undergraduate school in Iowa and graduating magna cum laude in 2007 with a B.A. from Drake University. With his B.A. in hand, Ryan immediately gained entrance into Drake University's Law School, graduating with a J.D., with high honors, in 2010.

While working as a legal clerk during law school, Ryan also took on the additional responsibilities as Junior Editor of the Drake Law Review (2008-2009). The following year, Ryan worked at the Drake Legal Clinic, representing clients in a variety of matters, including family law.

Ryan joined his uncles as a practicing family law attorney when he was admitted to the State of Iowa Bar in 2010. He continues to deepen his skills as a litigator and family law practitioner. He attended the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Institute for Family Law Associates in 2011 and the AAML Advanced Institute for Family Law in 2012. He remains an active member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Polk County Bar Association.

Ryan admits to loving his work and finding the ultimate satisfaction in meeting with new clients and representing their best interests in or out of the courtroom. When not in his office, Ryan enjoys traveling, camping, and exploring the bike trails throughout Iowa.

For more than a decade Ryan has called Des Moines home. He intends on continuing to grow his practice and solid legal reputation in the capital city representing clients throughout the state in all matters of family law.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Appeals
  • Unbundled Legal Services


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
    • B.A. - 2007
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Drake Law Review, Junior Editor, 2008 to 2009
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa Collaborative Divorce
  • Jack Levin Family Law Inns of Court