§ 654A.1 Definitions
§ 654A.4 Applicability of chapter
§ 654A.5 Voluntary mediation proceedings
§ 654A.6 Mandatory mediation proceedings
§ 654A.7 Financial analyst and legal assistance
§ 654A.8 Initial mediation meeting
§ 654A.9 Duties of mediator
§ 654A.10 Mediation period
§ 654A.11 Mediation release
§ 654A.12 Extension of deadlines
§ 654A.13 Confidentiality
§ 654A.16 Wetland designation

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 654A

  • Agricultural property: means agricultural land that is principally used for farming as defined in section 9H. See Iowa Code 654A.1
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Coordinator: means the farm assistance program coordinator provided in section 13. See Iowa Code 654A.1
  • 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.
  • Creditor: means the holder of a mortgage on agricultural property, a vendor of a real estate contract for agricultural property, a person with a lien or security interest in agricultural property, or a judgment creditor with a judgment against a debtor with agricultural property. See Iowa Code 654A.1
  • 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.
  • Farm mediation service: means the organization selected pursuant to section 13. See Iowa Code 654A.1
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • File: means to deliver by the required date by certified mail or another method acknowledging receipt. See Iowa Code 654A.1
  • 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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Livestock: includes but is not limited to an animal classified as an ostrich, rhea, or emu. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Mediation release: means an agreement or statement signed by all parties or by less than all the parties and the mediator pursuant to section 654A. See Iowa Code 654A.1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • participation: means attending a mediation meeting, and discussing issues, stating a position regarding restructuring, and exchanging information, relating to any of the following: a debt against agricultural property which is real estate under chapter 654; a forfeiture of a contract to purchase agricultural property under chapter 656; a secured interest in agricultural property under chapter 554; or a garnishment, levy, execution, seizure, or attachment of agricultural property; all as referenced in section 654A. See Iowa Code 654A.1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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
  • 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