Protective Order Attorneys in Des Moines
Providing Effective & Experienced Representation
Orders of protection, commonly known as restraining orders, are intended to stop interference with personal liberty, intimidation of a dependent, harassment, and domestic violence. In Iowa, women, children, and men are all eligible to seek protective orders. The laws surrounding these types of matters are complex and confusing. Whether you are seeking a protective order or an order has been unfairly issued against you, you should retain a skilled attorney for effective assistance.
At Family Law Solutions of Iowa, LLC, our Des Moines protective order lawyers have decades of combined experience in Iowa family law. As a result, we are deeply familiar with all its aspects, and we have a long track record of success. Our legal team can efficiently navigate you through the process as we help you make well-informed choices every step of the way. You can rely on us to protect your rights and fight for your best interests.
Call Family Law Solutions of Iowa, LLC today at (515) 305-3474 or contact us online to learn more about our Des Moines protective order lawyers and how we can help you.
What Can Protective Orders Do?
In Iowa, there are three kinds of protective orders: temporary orders, permanent orders, and emergency orders. Emergency orders are issued in cases where the courts are closed for the weekend or night, and they remain in effect for 72 hours. These types of orders are intended to protect the victim until a permanent or temporary order can be issued. Temporary orders are very similar to emergency orders but last longer, thereby providing protection to a person until a hearing can be held on a permanent order. Permanent orders are only able to be obtained after both the victim and alleged abuser have had the opportunities to hire lawyers and present their cases in court. These types of orders can last for up to one year in Iowa.
Permanent protective orders can order the abuser to:
- Pay the victim’s court costs and attorney’s fees
- Attend counseling sessions
- Pay spousal and child support
- Surrender the abuser’s weapons
- Stay away from the victim’s place of work and home
- Leave the victim’s home
- Stop abusing the victim
In addition, the judge may grant temporary custody of the children to the victim. These are highly important matters, which is why you should retain an experienced protective order attorney in Des Moines to help you.
Call our firm today at (515) 305-3474 to schedule your free consultation with our protective order lawyers in Des Moines.