§ 252B.1 Definitions
§ 252B.2 Unit established — intervention.
§ 252B.3 Duty of department to enforce child support — cooperation — rules.
§ 252B.4 Nonassistance cases
§ 252B.5 Services of unit
§ 252B.6 Additional services in assistance cases
§ 252B.6A External services
§ 252B.7 Legal services
§ 252B.7A Determining parent’s income.
§ 252B.7B Informational materials provided by the unit
§ 252B.8 Central information center
§ 252B.9 Information and assistance from others — availability of records.
§ 252B.9A Disclosure of confidential information — authorized person — court.
§ 252B.10 Criminal penalties
§ 252B.11 Recovery of costs of collection services
§ 252B.12 Jurisdiction over nonresidents
§ 252B.13A Collection services center
§ 252B.14 Support payments — collection services center or comparable government entity in another state — clerk of the district court.
§ 252B.15 Processing and disbursement of support payments
§ 252B.16 Transfer of support order processing responsibilities — ongoing procedures.
§ 252B.17 Admissibility and identification of support payment records
§ 252B.17A Imaging or photographic copies — originals destroyed.
§ 252B.18 Child support advisory committee — established — duties.
§ 252B.20 Suspension of support — request by mutual consent.
§ 252B.20A Suspension of support — request by one party.
§ 252B.21 Administrative seek employment orders
§ 252B.22 Liens — motor vehicle registration — task force.
§ 252B.23 Surcharge
§ 252B.24 State case registry
§ 252B.25 Contempt — combining actions.
§ 252B.26 Service of process
§ 252B.27 Use of funding for additional positions

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 252B

  • Absent parent: means the parent who either cannot be located or who is located and is not residing with the child at the time the support collection or paternity determination services provided in sections 252B. See Iowa Code 252B.1
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Child: includes but shall not be limited to a stepchild, foster child or legally adopted child and means a child actually or apparently under eighteen years of age, and a dependent person eighteen years of age or over who is unable to maintain the person's self and is likely to become a public charge. See Iowa Code 252B.1
  • Child support agency: means child support agency as defined in section 252H. See Iowa Code 252B.1
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of human services. See Iowa Code 252B.1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of human services. See Iowa Code 252B.1
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Internet: means the federated international system that is composed of allied electronic communication networks linked by telecommunication channels, that uses standardized protocols, and that facilitates electronic communication services, including but not limited to use of the world wide web; the transmission of electronic mail or messages; the transfer of files and data or other electronic information; and the transmission of voice, image, and video. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "swear" includes "affirm". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Obligor: means the person legally responsible for the support of a child as defined in section 252D. See Iowa Code 252B.1
  • 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
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Resident parent: means the parent with whom the child is residing at the time the support collection or paternity determination services provided in sections 252B. See Iowa Code 252B.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Signature: includes an electronic signature as defined in section 554D. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Unit: means the child support recovery unit created in section 252B. See Iowa Code 252B.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1