To ask the court for help, prepare a “Petition for Relief from Elder Abuse” and file it with the Iowa District Court.
- This Petition is free on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at (https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/courtforms/).This Petition is also available and free from the clerk of court office at the county courthouse.
- You may file your Petition electronically from your personal computer. If you file electronically, see the Iowa Judicial Branch eFile User Guide for information on how to file at https://www.iowacourts.gov/static/static/media/cms/E0002_569890E51EF7C.pdf.
- If you cannot file electronically, you may go to your county courthouse for help with filing your Petition.