Extension of Domestic Abuse Protective Orders in Iowa

Under Iowa law, a Final Domestic Abuse protective order is entered by the court for a term of up to one year. It is possible for such an order (often called a protective order, or a restraining order) to be extended by the Iowa District Court that granted the

Dealing with False Domestic Abuse Accusations

False accusations of domestic abuse are common in divorce and custody cases in Illinois and Iowa.  Properly handling such accusations of domestic violence is of the highest importance.

Domestic Battery Charges in Illinois

The crime of domestic battery is defined by 720 ILCS 5/12-3.2 as the crime a person commits when he or she knowingly without legal justification by any means causes bodily

Domestic Abuse Assault Charges in Iowa

In Iowa, the crime of Domestic Abuse Assault is defined by Iowa Code section 708.2A as the crime a person commits when they commit an assault against a person with whom they are in a domestic relationship.

Protective Orders (Restraining Orders) in Iowa

An order of protection, also sometimes informally called a “restraining order,” is a court order that is intended to stop domestic violence, harassment, intimidation of a dependent, or interference with personal liberty. Men, women, and children can seek an order of protection in Iowa.  The law surrounding orders or protection can be complex, so I always recommend that those seeking an order of protection – or those defending themselves against a wrongfully filed Protective Order –

Orders of Protection (Restraining Orders) in Illinois

An order of protection, also sometimes informally called a “restraining order,” is a court order that is intended to stop domestic violence, harassment, intimidation of a dependent, or interference with personal liberty. Men, women, and children can