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Legal Information: Iowa

Restraining Orders

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April 5, 2019

Can I get a protective order against a minor?

Yes. If you file for a protective order against a person under 17 years old, the district court will waive (give up) its jurisdiction and turn it over to juvenile court.1

1 IA ST § 236.3