Alft & Wilson and Iowa Support Master
Our StartIn March, 1994, Mike Alft walked into Patrick Wilson's law office seeking advice. At the time, Patrick was working on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in an effort to craft a program that would create and prepare child support calculations based on the Guidelines. During the meeting, Pat learned that Mike was a "programmer". Keep in mind these are the early days of the Internet. On further discussion, Mike and Pat formed Alft & Wilson Publishing. Within months, a software program came about and was named "Iowa Support Master". Many days and nights were spent working on the program.
Today, we estimate that over 2,500 lawyers, judges, mediators, legal assistants, secretaries and law students use Iowa Support Master to calculate child support. Our users are the best of the best in family law and we are proud to be their choice in Iowa child support calculation software.
Michael AlftMichael and Pat met in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1994.
Michael built his 1st computer in 1981 and has been a software developer since 1990.
He's feeling just a little bit older but still runs 5k nearly every other day.
He is married and has two daughters, and his 1st grandson, Isaac Mason.
Patrick WilsonPatrick Wilson lives in Des Moines. Born in Creston, Iowa, the son of an Iowa farmer and mother teacher, he grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Pat is a graduate of Drake University where he obtained his B.S. and J.D. degrees. Pat has been in private practice since 1982 and retired in 2016, and officially in 2018.
Pat is single and has two sons and, as you can see, a granddaughter. Adalyn Everly Wilson.
Learn more about Pat at www.patwilson.com.