§ 600B.1 Obligation of parents
§ 600B.2 Recovery by mother from father
§ 600B.4 Recovery by others than mother
§ 600B.5 Discharge of father’s obligation.
§ 600B.6 Liability of the father’s estate.
§ 600B.7 Proceedings to establish paternity
§ 600B.8 Who may institute proceedings
§ 600B.9 Time of instituting proceedings
§ 600B.10 Venue
§ 600B.11 Nonresident complainant
§ 600B.12 Complaint — where brought.
§ 600B.13 Form of complaint — verification.
§ 600B.14 Substance of complaint
§ 600B.15 Original notice
§ 600B.16 Lis pendens
§ 600B.17 Writ of attachment
§ 600B.18 Method of trial
§ 600B.19 County attorney to prosecute
§ 600B.20 Exclusion of bystanders
§ 600B.21 Death, absence or mental illness of mother — testimony receivable.
§ 600B.22 Death of defendant
§ 600B.23 Costs payable by county
§ 600B.24 Judgment in general
§ 600B.25 Form of judgment — contents of support order — evidence — costs.
§ 600B.26 Payment of attorney fees
§ 600B.27 Payment to trustees
§ 600B.28 Report by trustee
§ 600B.29 Desertion statute applicable
§ 600B.30 Agreement or compromise
§ 600B.31 Continuing jurisdiction
§ 600B.31A Parties to and court issuing original order — notice.
§ 600B.32 Concurrence of remedies
§ 600B.33 Limitations of actions
§ 600B.34 Foreign judgments
§ 600B.35 Reference to illegitimacy prohibited
§ 600B.36 Report to registrar of vital statistics
§ 600B.37 Contempt
§ 600B.37A Action for default or contempt — costs.
§ 600B.38 Recipients of public assistance — assignment of support payments.
§ 600B.39 “Child” defined
§ 600B.40 Custody and visitation
§ 600B.40A Temporary orders — support, custody, or visitation of a child.
§ 600B.41 Blood and genetic tests
§ 600B.41A Actions to overcome paternity — applicability — conditions.
§ 600B.42 Security for payment of support — forfeiture.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 600B

  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1