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NCJ Number: 156364 Find in a Library
Title: How To Protect Yourself From Domestic Abuse Without a Lawyer
Corporate Author: Iowa State Bar Assoc
Volunteer Lawyers Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Iowa State Bar Assoc
Des Moines, IA 50309
Sale Source: Iowa State Bar Assoc
Volunteer Lawyers Project
610 Fleming Bldg
6th & Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet discusses how Iowan victims of domestic abuse can get an order for protection without hiring a lawyer.
Abstract: In deciding whether to pursue a pro se domestic abuse case, victims should consider the legal requirements for a domestic abuse protective order, how the court can protect them under State law, other ways to obtain protection from an abuser, and legal differences in these alternatives. The booklet explains how victims of domestic abuse can get a protective order, how they can change their minds, and what steps to follow at the hearing for a permanent order, including the need to present for evidence testify. The booklet also contains sample forms, tips on courtroom behavior, a financial information worksheet, and resource lists.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Domestic assault; Iowa; Pro se defense; Restraining orders
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