When do hearings occur? What is the purpose of each hearing? What might happen? Following is a general timeline and basic explanation of what happens at each hearing. We will talk about each one in more depth as the hearing gets closer, but feel free to ask any questions whenever they occur to you.

Remember—Iowa follows the “one judge, one family” philosophy, so barring any unforeseen circumstances, you will always be in the same courtroom with the same judge.

Process - Juvenile Court