Polk County Order of Protection Attorneys

Polk County Order 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 expertise.

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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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O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

2716 Grand Ave., Ste. 2 Des Moines, IA 50312

Phone:

(515) 207-2006

E-Mail:

desmoines.ia@oflaherty-law.com

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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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.

In this article, our Polk County attorney Kevin O'Flaherty will explain restraining orders in Iowa and discuss how to get a protective order or no contact order in Iowa.

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.


In this article, our Polk County attorney will answer the question, “What types of remedies are available for Iowa Protective Orders?”

What Qualifies as Abuse for Iowa Protective Orders?

In this video, our Polk County attorneys explain how there must be a proven history of abuse to obtain a protective order. Specific acts that could be classified as abuse include pushing, hitting, kicking, forcibly holding, and shaking. If a petitioner is threatened with a knife, gun, or other deadly weapon, they can claim abuse against the respondent. Verbal abuse is typically not considered domestic abuse under Iowa law when petitioning for a protective order.

In this article, our Polk County attorney will answer the question, “What types of remedies are available for Iowa Protective Orders?”

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