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Legal Information: Iowa

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 3, 2023

I was granted temporary custody with my protective order. Will I still have temporary custody of my children in Iowa?

As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 Iowa can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.

To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets this legal standard, contact a lawyer in your area. To find a lawyer in your area, please visit our IA Finding a Lawyer.

1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.