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Polk County Orders of Protection Attorneys

Our Polk County attorneys are ready to eliminate your worries with our knowledge and skill on orders of protection. We are here to be your advocate for safety with our legal experience.
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

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 Polk County Orders of Protection Attorneys

Your safety is our priority. Our Polk County. 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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(515) 207-2006
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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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2716 Grand Ave., Ste. 2

Des Moines, IA 50312

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Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
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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 Polk County Orders of Protection Attorneys

How to Get a Protective Order and No Contact Order in Iowa

In this video, our Polk County 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.

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Remedies for Iowa Protective Orders

In this video, our Polk County attorneys explain how remedies are means to achieve the intent of a protective order. They address different scenarios that may arise after a protective order has been issued, such as:

  • Who has a right to a shared residence?
  • How is child custody affected by a protective order?
  • What happens if a petitioner and respondent work together or attend school together?
  • Will the respondent have to abide by other specific terms, such as attending counseling.

There are several factors taken into consideration when determining who has the right of occupancy after a protective order has been filed in Iowa. First, the right of occupancy must be established. A party has a right of occupancy to a residence if they, their spouse, or a person with a legal duty to support them or their minor child solely or jointly owns or leases the property in question. This means that a petitioner may have a right of occupancy to a residence solely owned by the respondent.


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