§ 561.1 “Homestead” defined
§ 561.2 Extent and value
§ 561.3 Dwelling and appurtenances
§ 561.4 Selecting — platting.
§ 561.5 Platted by officer having execution
§ 561.6 Platting under order of court
§ 561.7 Changes — nonconsenting spouse.
§ 561.8 Referees to determine exemption
§ 561.9 Referring back — marking off — costs.
§ 561.10 Change of circumstances
§ 561.11 Occupancy by surviving spouse
§ 561.12 Life possession in lieu of dower
§ 561.13 Conveyance or encumbrance
§ 561.14 Devise
§ 561.15 Removal of spouse or children
§ 561.16 Exemption
§ 561.18 Descent
§ 561.19 Exemption in hands of issue
§ 561.20 New homestead exempt
§ 561.21 Debts for which homestead liable
§ 561.22 Notice of homestead exemption waiver requirement
§ 561.26 Definitions

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 561 - Homestead

  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • owner: includes but is not limited to the person, or the surviving spouse of the person, occupying the homestead as a beneficiary of a trust that includes the property in the trust estate. See Iowa Code 561.1
  • 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
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • property: includes personal and real property. 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.