Legal Information: Iowa

Know the Laws - By State

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about protective orders in Iowa.

General information about custody in Iowa.

Custody and kidnapping are complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. The terms used on this page are defined generally, and may have different meanings in your state.  Please check your specific state's laws.  If this site does not yet have information for your state, please check with a lawyer.

State-specific information about divorce in Iowa.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Iowa and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, then it may be illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.