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Can I get a protective order in my divorce case?

Yes, you may ask for a protective order in your divorce case. You may also qualify for a domestic abuse protection order under Iowa Code chapter 236, or a sexual abuse protection order under Iowa Code chapter 236A. You can obtain a protective order upon presenting a petition to a judge. Information for victim resources and legal resources are available at the end of the Guide for domestic abuse protection on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at: https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/court-forms/, under the tab “Domestic Abuse or Violence”. There is also a Guide for domestic abuse actions (in English and Spanish) available from the website.

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