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Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in Iowa
Domestic violence is defined as physical contact or the threat of abuse that can cause an injury, including using a weapon to threaten another person. This abuse can be physical, mental, or emotional, and it can cause deep and long-lasting wounds.
No matter how extensive or serious the abuse, do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable attorney at our firm to discuss what can be done for you in order to find resolution as quickly as possible.
Who Can Be a Victim of Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse can occur between:
- Dating couples
- Live-in partners
- Unwed parents
What Is a Protective Order?
There are two types of protective orders. A criminal no-contact order is part of the domestic abuse criminal case. A civil protective order is the other type of protective order.
How to File for a Protective Order to Stop Domestic Violence
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you may be able to get a civil protective order. Just go to the clerk of court and request the form for protective orders.
Give the form back to the clerk after filling it out. The clerk can let you know what the next step will be. Either you will see a judge, or the clerk will give your form to a judge.
The need for a protective order is considered an emergency by the court. The temporary order granted by the judge will be in effect until you can have a hearing. Generally, the hearing takes place anywhere from 10 to 15 days after getting the temporary order.
Your Case Matters. Call Our Des Moines Domestic Abuse Lawyers Today!
If you or if someone you know is the victim of domestic abuse, you need to seek the help of a competent and experienced family attorney's as soon as possible.
At Family Law Solutions of Iowa, LLC, our Des Moines domestic abuse attorneys have extensive experience representing clients involved in domestic abuse cases and assisting in emergency family law issues throughout the state.
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