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GN 00306.490 Iowa Intestacy Laws

  1. Child acquires status of child if:

    1. parents intermarry; or

    2. (I) father recognizes child and recognition is either general and notorious or in writing; or

    3. (I) paternity is proven during father's lifetime (a post-mortem judicial order decreeing the paternity of a child meets the requirements of this section provided that the paternity action itself was commenced before the putative father's death); or

    4. For claims filed on or after 11/27/98, or pending on that date, paternity may be established by an SSA adjudication of paternity before the father's death by a preponderance of the evidence. After his death, paternity and recognition (general and notorious or in writing) must be established by clear and convincing evidence.

  2. Father acquires status of parent if:

    1. parents intermarry; or

    2. father's recognition of child has been general and notorious or in writing, and the recognition of the relationship was mutual.


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GN 00306.490 - Iowa Intestacy Laws - 12/05/2000
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:12/05/2000