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If you are 18 or older, you can ask for protection for: Yourself from an intimate partner or family member with a “Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse.” Your child who is under age 18 whose intimate partner is harming the child with a “Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse on Behalf of a Minor.” A child who is legally in your care, sometimes called a “ward” or “protected person,” who is harmed by the person’s intimate partner or family member with a “Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse on Behalf of a Ward.”
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. There are three Petitions, and you must use the correct Petition for you or the person you are helping: If you need protection for yourself, use the “Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse.” If you want to protect your minor child, use the “Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse on Behalf of a Minor.” If you want to protect your ward or a person legally in your care, use the “Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse on Behalf of a Ward.” ... To ask the court for help, prepare a “Petition” and file it with the Iowa District Court. To prepare a Petition, there are free court forms on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at (https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/court-forms/). The free court forms are also available from the clerk of court office at the courthouse in the county where you live. You may file your Petition electronically from your personal computer. If you file electronically, see the Iowa Judicial Branch eFile User
from the district court’s issuance of a domestic abuse protection order. REVERSED AND REMANDED. David A. Morse of Rosenberg, Stowers & Morse, Des Moines, for appellant. Joni Pierson, Waukee, pro se. Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Miller and Eisenhauer, JJ. 2 EISENHAUER, J. Matthew Mullenix appeals from the district court’s issuance of a domestic abuse protection order. He contends there was insufficient evidence to show he committed domestic abuse. He also contends the court improperly acted as an advocate for a pro se litigant. Our review is de novo. Knight v. Knight, 525 N.W.2d 841, 843 (Iowa 1994). A petition for relief from ... abuse was filed by Joni Pierson under Iowa Code section 236(2)(d) (2005). Domestic abuse occurs when an assault takes place between persons who have been in an intimate relationship and have had contact within the past year of the assault. Iowa Code § 236.2(2)(d). There is no question the relationship existed within the year preceding the allegations. A person commits assault when, without justification, they do any of the following: 1. Any act which is intended to cause pain or injury to, or which is intended to result in physical contact which will be insulting or offensive to another, coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act. 2. Any act which is intended to place another in fear of immediate physical contact which will be painful, injurious, insulting, or offensive, coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act. 3. Intentionally points any firearm toward another, or displays in a threatening manner any dangerous weapon toward another. Iowa Code § 708.1. We conclude there is insufficient evidence to show Mullenix assaulted Pierson. The only acts alleged by Pierson in support of her petition for relief from ... abuse are a series of phone calls in which Mullenix stated, “You’re going to pay for this” or “You’re going to get it.” A mere threat, without more, is not necessarily an assault by placing another in fear. State v. Law, 306 N.W.2d 3 756, 759 (Iowa 1981), overruled on other grounds by State v. Wales, 325 N.W.2d 87 (Iowa 1982). “It is well settled that mere words, even at short range, do not constitute an assault. The fact that the words were spoken over the telephone line would of itself quite negative the theory of assault.” Kramer v. Ricksmeier, 159 Iowa 48, 51, 139 N.W. 1091, 1091 (Iowa 1913) (citations omitted). We reverse the protection order and remand for dismissal of the petition for relief from
appeals the district court’s orders dismissing her petition for relief from domestic abuse and granting Bassam Kadura’s ... cross-petition for relief from domestic abuse. AFFIRMED IN PART AND REVERSED IN PART. Melody J. Butz of Butz ... appeals the district court’s order denying her petition for relief from domestic abuse and granting the petition filed
dismissing her petition for relief from domestic abuse. AFFIRMED. Michelle Mackel-Wiederanders, Iowa Legal Aid ... BEEGHLY, S.J. I. Background Facts On August 29, 2008, Susan Osho filed a pro se petition for relief from domestic abuse under ... from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Martha L. Mertz, Judge. Plaintiff appeals the district court order
Robert Tornblom appeals from the district court’s grant of Catherine Tornblom’s petition for relief from domestic abuse. AFFIRMED ... . 2 HUITINK, P.J. James Robert Tornblom appeals from the district court’s grant of Catherine Tornblom’s petition for relief from domestic abuse. We ... form petition for relief from domestic abuse pursuant to chapter 236 of the Iowa Code (2007). In this petition she
. Dawn Wegman, on behalf of her child, appeals from the district court’s dismissal of her petition for relief from domestic abuse filed ... district court’s dismissal of her petition for relief from domestic abuse. She argues dismissal was improper. We ... affirm finding Iowa Code chapter 236 does not apply to petitions for relief from domestic abuse by a parent on behalf of a child against the child’s other parent. I. Facts and Proceedings. Dawn filed a petition on
the district court’s grant of Angela Saladino’s petition for relief from domestic abuse. AFFIRMED. Dennis D ... EISENHAUER, J. Donald Harms appeals from the district court’s grant of Angela Saladino’s petition for relief from domestic abuse. He ... contends: (1) the district court erred in entering a final domestic abuse protective order restraining him from having contact with Saladino because he did not have sufficient notice of the “charge” against him, and (2) there was insufficient evidence showing he committed domestic abuse. We review these claims de novo. Iowa R. App. P. 6.4. Harms and Saladino were involved in an extramarital affair. Saladino filed a pro se petition for relief from
dismissal of her pro se petition for relief from domestic abuse. REVERSED AND REMANDED. Jennifer Cerutti, Sioux ... 11, 2007, Amber Abbenhaus filed a pro se petition for relief from domestic abuse naming Lucas Flannegan as the ... . ________________________________________________________________ Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clay County, Nancy L. Whittenburg, Judge. Plaintiff appeals the
Document Type for Guardianship and Conservatorship Cases This document type has been created to use with Adult and Juvenile Guardianship and Conservatorship case types. The COURT VISITOR REPORT is used by a Court Visitor to file a confidential report. 3/25/22 New and Updated Domestic Abuse Forms These forms are for self-represented litigants. Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse (1.78 MB) Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse on Behalf of a Minor (2.24 MB) Petition for Relief from Domestic Abuse on Behalf of a Ward (2.24 MB) Protected Information Disclosure Form (542.36 KB) Information Sheet for Protective Order Registry & Service of Protective Orders (1.91 MB) Affidavit to Start Contempt Proceedings (3.40 MB) Request to Cancel or Change a Chapter 236 Protective Order (3.55 MB) Firearms Compliance Affidavit (1.29 MB) Firearms Transfer Affidavit (1.40 MB) 3/25/22 New and Updated Sexual Abuse Forms These forms are for self-represented litigants. Petition for Relief from ... (2.14 MB) Petition for Relief from Sexual Abuse on Behalf of a Minor Child (2.23 MB) Petition for Relief from Sexual Abuse on Behalf of a Ward (2.17 MB) Protected Information Disclosure Form (542.36 KB) Information Sheet for Protective Order Registry & Service of Protective Orders (1.91 MB) Affidavit to Start Contempt Proceedings (1.78 MB) Request to Cancel or Change a Chapter 236A Protective Order (1.90 MB) Firearms Compliance Affidavit (1.28 MB) Firearms Transfer Affidavit (1.40 MB) 2/14/22 New and Updated Elder Abuse Forms These forms are for self-represented litigants. Petition for Relief from Elder Abuse 235F (1.78 MB) Protected Information Disclosure (1,015.72 KB) Information Sheet for Protective Order Registry & Service (DAIN Form) (1.91 MB) Affidavit to Start Contempt Proceedings 235F (1.75 MB) Request to Modify, Cancel, or Change a Final Protective Order 235F (1.29 MB) Firearms Compliance Affidavit (1.29 MB) Firearms Transfer Affidavit (1.40 MB) 2/7/22 New Email Address for Courtesy Notifications Effective 2/9/22, email notifications that formerly came from helpdesk@iowacourts.gov will now come from noreply@iowacourts.gov. 1/26/22 Multiple Changes Effective Wednesday, 1/26/22 New and updated document types for abuse cases Three new document types have been established for use with civil and criminal abuse cases: APPLICATION TO MODIFY SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY – 692A.128 FIREARMS COMPLIANCE AFFIDAVIT FIREARMS TRANSFER AFFIDAVIT A new document type was created for use with civil abuse cases: APPLICATION/INITIATE CONTEMPT – ABUSE A document type was renamed because it could be used in any case type where a protective order was issued: New name: INFO SHEET PROTECTIVE/NO CONTACT ORDER REGISTRY/SERVICE Old name: DOMESTIC & ... Juvenile Common Filings. DISPOSITIONAL REVIEW REPORT - JV APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY REMOVAL - JV DISPOSITION REPORT - JV MOTION TO FILE CHILD ABUSE ASSESSMENT - JV PROVIDER REPORT - JV SOCIAL RECORD OTHER – JV. Used for social record filings that do not have a designated document type. New Juvenile self-represented parent role A new parent role has been created for self-represented parents in certain Juvenile cases. The SELF-REPRESENTED JV PARENT role allows parents higher case access. It is
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