Know the Laws: Iowa
UPDATED October 23, 2012
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Iowa, there are three types of protective orders explained below: emergecny orders, temporary orders and permanent orders.
To read additional information on protective orders in Iowa, go to the Iowa Judicial Branch website.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection for you or your family from an abuser.
Your IA protective order can be enforceable in another state
If you are planning to move to IA or are going to be in IA for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.