§ 635.1 When applicable
§ 635.2 Petition requirements
§ 635.7 Report and inventory — value and conversion.
§ 635.8 Closing by sworn statement
§ 635.13 Notice — claims.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 635 - Administration of Small Estates

  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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
  • Heir: means a person, including the surviving spouse, who is entitled under the statutes of intestate succession to the property of a decedent. See Iowa Code 633D.2
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • security: includes , but is not limited to, a certificated security, an uncertificated security, and a security account. See Iowa Code 633D.2
  • 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: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession subject to the legislative authority of the United States. See Iowa Code 633D.2
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.