In this video, our Des Moines order of protection attorneys explain how In the state of Iowa, there are several types of protective orders. The determination of which type of protective order you need is dependent on the events prior to the filing of the order, as well as the restrictions you would like to establish moving forward and severity of crimes committed. The aggrieved party can file for a criminal no-contact, civil no-contact, or civil protective order, depending on the circumstances of the case. Iowa law limits the categories of people who can get a protective order. Qualifications include those who are a spouse, ex-spouse, a member of the household at the time of the assault or people who have lived together within one year before the assault occurred, people that have a child together, or persons in an intimate relationship.