Helping Victims of Domestic Abuse in Des Moines

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Domestic violence is defined as physical contact or the threat of abuse that can cause an injury, including using a weapon to threaten another person. This abuse can be physical, mental, or emotional and can cause deep and long-lasting wounds. No matter how extensive or serious the abuse, do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable attorney at our firm to discuss what can be done for you in order to find resolution as quickly as possible.

Domestic abuse can occur between:

  • Spouses
  • Ex-spouses
  • Roommates
  • Live-in partners
  • Dating couples
  • Un-wed parents

Classifications & Consequences of Domestic Violence in Iowa

There are two kinds of protective orders. A criminal no contact order is part of the criminal case for domestic abuse. The other kind of protective order is a civil protective order. Any victim of domestic abuse may be able to get a civil protective order. Just go to the Clerk of Court and ask for the form for protective orders. Fill out the form and give it back to the Clerk. The Clerk can let you know what the next step will be. Either you will see a judge or the Clerk will give your form to a judge. The need for a protective order is considered an emergency by the court. The temporary order the judge grants will be in effect until a hearing on the case can take place. Usually the hearing is 10 to 15 days after you first get the temporary order.

Your Case Matters. Call Our Des Moines Domestic Abuse Lawyer Today!

If you or if someone you know is the victim of domestic abuse, you need to seek the help of a competent and experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Hill Law Firm, our Des Moines domestic abuse attorney has extensive legal experience representing clients involved in domestic abuse cases throughout the state.

Call our office today at (515) 599-6160 to speak with a lawyer who can defend your rights in and out of the courtroom. We offer a free consultation for every client.