If my husband was arrested for domestic violence, what rights do I have as a parent to get away from an abusive situation?

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If my husband was arrested for domestic violence, what rights do I have as a parent to get away from an abusive situation?

Can I leave state when CPS/law enforcement are involved?

Asked on October 14, 2012 under Family Law, Iowa

Answers:

David Axinn / David M Axinn

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If any court orders have been entered in this case, you should review the order carefully, with an attorney, before leaving. If there have been custody proceedings, or if CPS has filed something, you may not be permitted to leave the state.

If not, then you are permitted to leave, but you should know that you may be required to return in order to attend court proceedings. You should notify CPS and the law enforcement agencies so they can get in touch with you if necessary.

 


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