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Iowa Code - Title XV: Judicial Branch and Judicial Procedures - Subtitle 1: Domestic Relations - Chapter 595: Marriage 595.19 - Void marriages

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Void marriages

1. Marriages between the following persons who are related by blood are void: a. Between a man and his father?s sister, mother?s sister, daughter, sister, son?s daughter, daughter?s daughter, brother?s daughter, or sister?s daughter. b. Between a woman and her father?s brother, mother?s brother, son, brother, son?s son, daughter?s son, brother?s son, or sister?s son. c. Between first cousins. 2. Marriages between persons either of whom has a husband or wife living are void, but, if the parties live and cohabit together after the death or divorce of the former husband or wife, such marriage shall be valid.

[R60, §4367, 4368; C73, §4030; C97, §3151, 4936; S13, §4936; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §10445; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 595.19] 85 Acts, ch 99, §8; 94 Acts, ch 1023, §117

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