Legal Question in Family Law in Iowa

My daughters father has custody of her she is 14 ,however she wants to file a protective order against him and be removed from his home. Is this something she can do on her own at the courthouse. Or does she have to have an attourney to do so. Thanks

Asked on 11/07/13, 6:42 pm

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Robert Luedeman solo practitioner
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Is this the same case that I've seen from this zip code for the third time? Filing a false protective order will not get you anywhere, unless there are significant criminal allegations, and then she's likely to end up in DHS custody. There's a valid custody order in place and if daughter doesn't like it it is up to you to get the conditions and terms of custody changed.

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Answered on 11/07/13, 8:50 pm

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