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