1. A declaration is revocable by a declarant in a writing signed and dated by the declarant.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 144C.7

  • Declarant: means a competent adult who executes a declaration pursuant to this chapter. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Declaration: means a written instrument that is executed by a declarant in accordance with the requirements of this chapter, and that names a designee who shall have the sole responsibility and discretion for making decisions concerning the final disposition of the declarant's remains and the ceremonies planned after the declarant's death. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • Designee: means a competent adult designated under a declaration who shall have the sole responsibility and discretion for making decisions concerning the final disposition of the declarant's remains and the ceremonies planned after the declarant's death. See Iowa Code 144C.2
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. Unless otherwise expressly provided in a declaration:

 a. A dissolution of marriage, annulment of marriage, or legal separation between the declarant and the declarant’s spouse that occurs subsequent to the execution of the declaration constitutes an automatic revocation of the spouse as a designee.
 b. A designation of a person as a designee pursuant to a declaration is ineffective if the designation is revoked by the declarant in writing subsequent to the execution of the declaration or if the designee is unable or unwilling to serve as the designee.