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you're searching for legal assistance, general information about juvenile court
and divorce laws, and forms and guidance to assist you in representing yourself
in certain court cases.
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nature. Descriptions of laws and court
procedures are abridged. The
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giving legal advice. For instance, we
cannot comment on how laws affect you or others, your legal rights and
remedies, whether or not to bring a court action, and how to proceed in
court. If you need legal advice, we
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section includes advice on how to find a lawyer, a directory of legal aid
organizations in Iowa, and directions for how to find Iowa laws, court rules,
and case law.
section you'll find information about, and forms for, small claims cases,
information about how to collect a civil judgment, information and forms for
changing your name, and a list of court fees charged for civil cases.
tips on how to conduct yourself and represent yourself effectively in court.
section you will find general information about Iowa laws concerning divorce,
child custody and support, a directory of Children in the Middle programs
throughout the state, information about paternity, as well as Iowa's child
support guidelines, tables and worksheets.
juvenile court procedures, including procedures for cases to protect abused and
neglected children, steps in a juvenile delinquency matter, and procedures for
obtaining treatment for a child with mental health or substance abuse
find a description of Iowa's laws designed to protect victims of domestic
violence as well as a booklet with useful information about how to protect
yourself and forms for obtaining a protective order from the court.
section includes information about how to secure court ordered treatment for a
person who suffers a serious mental impairment or who is a chronic substance
abuser and forms for commencing a court action.
Common Legal Terms
This is a
helpful glossary of legal words and terms for anyone who wants to learn about
the courts and court procedures.
find information and forms you'll need if you wish to file a complaint alleging
unethical conduct by an attorney, judge or court employee. These forms and procedures are not a
substitute for an appeal and they will not alter the outcome of a court order