Iowa Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||236.1, et seq.|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Counseling; enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, or work; regarding minor children: temporary custody, visitations, support, maintenance|
|Duration of Order||Maximum 1 year. Emergency: maximum 72 hours; may then seek temporary order.|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||Simple misdemeanor, contempt: required jail sentence; if no contact order: county jail minimum 7 days, a fine may be imposed, attorney's fees, court costs|
|Who May Apply for Order||Person seeking relief from domestic abuse on behalf of self or unemanicipated minor|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||Yes|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Certified copy to county sheriff within 6 hours of filing of the order|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||Contempt|
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