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Protect Yourself from Domestic Violence

This booklet contains lots of useful information about how to protect yourself from domestic violence. It outlines the legal requirements for securing a domestic abuse protective order from the court. The booklet also includes advice about preparing a safety plan. You’ll find instructions on how to file a court action for a protective order and how to represent yourself in court. At the end of the booklet are two directories: a directory of domestic violence programs and a directory of legal aid offices located throughout Iowa.

 

Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse

Use this form to start court procedures to obtain a protective order.

 

Petition for Relief on Behalf of a Minor

Use this form to start court procedures to obtain a protective order for a child.

 

Request to Change or Cancel a Protective Order

 

Affidavit to Start Contempt Proceedings

Information Sheet for Domestic Abuse Registry and Service of Protective Orders

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