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Assisting Victims of Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, domestic violence is becoming more and more prevalent across Iowa, especially in families facing contentious divorce and/or child custody disputes. At Harding Law Offices, we help victims of domestic abuse secure the legal orders they need to protect their safety and the safety of their children.

If you are suffering from domestic abuse and need help getting a protective order, contact us today for a free consultation. Located in Des Moines, our law firm serves clients throughout central Iowa.

Types of Protective Orders

  • No-Contact Order (NCO): This type of order is issued only in connection with a criminal case when a defendant has been arrested and charged with a domestic abuse assault crime or any other public offense where the victim has been physically, emotionally, or financially harmed. If the defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty, the judge may put the NCO in place for a longer period of time, depending on the charge and circumstance.

  • Civil Protective Order: This type of order is civil, not criminal, and can therefore be issued even if a criminal case is not pending. Victims of domestic abuse can request a civil protective order against a present or former spouse; boyfriend or girlfriend; against the unmarried co-parent of a shared child; against a person living in your household or who lived with you in the past; or against a relative. The court may also assign temporary custody of your children to you in connection with this order.

Protect What Matters Most

If you need help securing your safety against a domestic abuser, contact us today for assistance. We can help you obtain a protective order and guide you through any other family law issue. Call us at 515-287-1454.