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Iowa Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Iowa.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Iowa - Statewide Courts Self Help
Online Iowa Court Rules
Search Iowa Court Rules or browse by year and chapter.
Iowa Legal Information and Self Help Resources
View self-help information about Iowa courts, including electronic filing, court dates, rules, procedure, and how to find a lawyer. Detailed information about child custody, child support. collecting a judgment, commitments, divorce, name change, paternity, protecting personal information, and small claims are also provided; links are on the left side of the page.
Glossary of Legal Terms
View a glossary commonly used legal terms.
Legal Information and Legal Assistance
View information about legal issues related to seniors, disability, education, food assistance, housing, pensions, taxes, employment, consumers, small claims, families and children, domestic violence, health care, civil rights, public benefits, and veterans. Includes links to forms and other self-help resources, lawyer referral, and organizations providing free legal services.
Iowa Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Iowa Department of Transportation offers information about traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, driver licenses and online services.
Iowa Child Support Services
The Iowa Department of Human Services offers information and services related to child support, including child support guidelines, payment information, how to change a child support order and a toll-free telephone number for child support information.
Iowa Foreclosure Mediation Program
View information on this voluntary program whereby lenders and borrowers can meet in mediation and look for mutally agreeable solutions to foreclosure cases.
Iowa Restoration of Citizenship Rights Information
View information from the Governor's office on having citizenship rights restored in Iowa, including answers to frequently asked questions and instructions for applying.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Iowa, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies and programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
Iowa Electronic Filing
View information about about electronic filing of Iowa court documents, which is required unless an exception is approved. Links to registration, filing instructions, guides, and online forms are on the left side of the page.
Dubuque County - Courts Self Help Resources
Dubuque County Evictions Information
View information about evictions in Dubuque County.
Mills County - Courts Self Help Resources
Mills County Attorney Services and Information
The Mills County Attorney's Office offers information about bad check prosecution, the criminal justice system, domestic violence, protective and no-contact orders, victims' rights, depositions, and forms for victim impact statement, pecuniary loss statement, and notification registration.