§ 252F.1 Definitions
§ 252F.2 Jurisdiction
§ 252F.3 Notice of alleged paternity and support debt — conference — request for hearing.
§ 252F.4 Entry of order
§ 252F.5 Certification to district court
§ 252F.6 Filing with the district court
§ 252F.7 Report to vital records
§ 252F.8 Waiver of time limitations

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 252F

  • Administrator: means the administrator of the child support recovery unit of the department of human services or the administrator's designee. See Iowa Code 252F.1
  • Child: means a person who is less than age eighteen or a person who is age eighteen but less than age nineteen and is engaged full-time in completing high school graduation or equivalency requirements in a manner which is reasonably expected to result in completion of the requirements prior to the person reaching age nineteen. See Iowa Code 252F.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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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.
  • Mother: means a mother of the child for whom paternity is being established. See Iowa Code 252F.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.
  • Party: means a putative father or a mother, as named in an action. See Iowa Code 252F.1
  • Paternity is at issue: means any of the following conditions:
  • Paternity test: means and includes any form of blood, tissue, or genetic testing administered to determine the biological father of a child. See Iowa Code 252F.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
  • Putative father: means a person alleged to be the biological father of a child. See Iowa Code 252F.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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unit: means the child support recovery unit created in section 252B. See Iowa Code 252F.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1