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When our Iowa domestic abuse lawyers take on your case, they understand your safety comes first. Protect you and your loved ones today with O'Flaherty Law.
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Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Iowa Domestic Abuse Attorneys

Let our Iowa domestic abuse attorneys be your advocate and help keep you and your loved ones out of harm's way. Our Iowa domestic abuse lawyers can help you with orders of protection, restraining and Stalking No Contact orders. We put you first and our goal is to give you the safety and protection you need.

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The purpose of a 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.

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Iowa Domestic Abuse Attorneys

Obtaining a Protective Order in Iowa

If you or a loved one are in harms way, an order of protection or a no contact order can help provide you with legal protection. Here, our Iowa domestic abuse attorneys explain the key details you should note when considering what type of order of protection you need, what is necessary to instill the order, and how long it can last. Our attorneys also explain the differences between “civil protective” and “no-contact” orders, as well as the difference between “civil no-contact orders” and “criminal no-contact orders" so that you can ensure that you are protected to the fullest extent of the law.

Read more about how to obtain an Iowa protective order by our Iowa domestic abuse lawyers.

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How Abuse is Defined in Iowa Protective Orders

For the purpose of the law, the definition of abuse is broad and often requires clarification when obtaining a protective order. Iowa law states that domestic abuse can be classified as:

  • Physical contact that injures or is meant to injure
  • Threatening action with a weapon
  • Unwanted sexual activity
  • Threats of violence along with the ability to carry out the threat

In this companion piece, our Iowa domestic abuse attorneys cover what is classified as a protective order as well as the specific terms for abuse so that you are aware of your options when filing for an order of protection.

Read more on what qualifies as abuse in Iowa protective order matters by our Iowa domestic abuse attorneys.

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Remedies for Iowa Protective Orders

Remediation is available when it comes to Iowa protective orders, and our Iowa domestic abuse attorneys explain the remedies that are available for protective orders in depth. We discuss important concerns when it comes to remedies between two parties, including the following:

  • What remedies are available for protective orders in Iowa?
  • Who has rights to a home after a protective order in Iowa?
  • How do Iowa courts determine who to award possession of a residence to if both parties have a right of occupancy?
  • What happens to children after a protective order has been issued in Iowa?
  • Stay-away orders in Iowa
  • Other remedies for Iowa protective orders

Protective orders are intended to stop current and prevent future abuse from a family or household member. If you or someone you know is in need of an order of protection, we are here to help.

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