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Why

O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

More information about our Des Moines Domestic Abuse Attorneys:

Your safety is our priority. Our Des Moines order of protection attorneys are here to use every resource available to ensure you and your family are protected.  We use every tool to ensure your rights and safety are protected including using Temporary Orders of Protection, Restraining Orders, Plenary Orders and emergency orders of protection in Bettendorf order of protection and domestic abuse matters.


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Des Moines Domestic Abuse Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Des Moines Domestic Abuse Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

2716 Grand Ave., Ste. 2

Des Moines, IA 50312

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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.
desmoines@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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What is Considered Child Abuse in Iowa?

In this article our Des Moines domestic abuse attorneys will discuss what constitutes Domestic Abuse under Iowa law and how to obtain a civil protective order to protect a victim from their abuser. In Iowa, domestic abuse is an assault between people who are in one of a number of types of relationship. Under Iowa law, there are four main relationships that qualify under the domestic abuse statute. These relationships are married, divorced, have children together, and living together or have lived together within 1 year prior to the assault taking place. If you do not fit within these categories, establishing an intimate relationship by showing romantic involvement (which does not have to include sexual engagement) could also qualify as a relationship under Iowa law.


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What is Considered Child Abuse in Iowa?

In this video, our Des Moines domestic abuse attorneys explain how child abuse is defined in Iowa Code 232.68. It means:

  • Any non accidental physical injury suffered by a child as the result of the acts or omissions of a person responsible for care of the child;
  • A noticeable or well documented mental injury, diagnosed by a mental health professional or physician, which has substantially harmed the child’s psychological or intellectual capacity.  
  • The commission of a sexual offense with or to a child because of the acts or omissions of the person responsible for the care of the child and who resides in the home of the child.  
  • The failure of a person responsible for the care of the child to provide for the adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical or mental health treatment, supervision, or other care necessary for the child’s health and welfare when financially able to do so or when offered financial or other reasonable means to do so. This is judged based on what a reasonable person would do given similar facts and circumstances and the failure re
  • Allowing a child to participate in prostitution or other commercial sexual activity  
  • An illegal drug present in the child’s body as a direct and foreseeable consequence of the acts or omissions of the person responsible for the care of the child.
  • The person caring for the child, in the presence of a child, unlawfully uses, possesses, manufactures, cultivates, or distributes a dangerous substance, or knowingly allows someone else to do this in the presence of the child. This not only covers drugs, but also things like some explosives.  
  • Bestiality in the presence of a child
  • Unsupervised access to a registered sex offender (unless this person is a parent or guardian, or a parent’s spouse, or a child required to register who lives in the home)
  • Knowingly allowing the child access to obscene material, or knowingly disseminating or exhibiting this material to a child. 

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