Iowa Marriage Laws

595.3A - Application form and license ? abuse prevention language

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Iowa Code - Title XV: Judicial Branch and Judicial Procedures - Subtitle 1: Domestic Relations - Chapter 595: Marriage

Application form and license ? abuse prevention language

In addition to any other information contained in an application form for a marriage license and a marriage license, the application form and license shall contain the following statement in bold print: The laws of this state affirm your right to enter into this marriage and at the same time to live within the marriage under the full protection of the laws of this state with regard to violence and abuse. Neither of you is the property of the other. Assault, sexual abuse, and willful injury of a spouse or other family member are violations of the laws of this state and are punishable by the state.

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97 Acts, ch 175, §233

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