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does iowa have palimony laws if so, where can i find them

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does iowa have palimony laws? if so, where can i find them in the iowa code?
divorce law?

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Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  lwpat replied 7 years ago.
Iowa does not recognize a claim for palimony but does recognize a common law marriage but there is a high burden of proof. The requirements for a common-law marriage are: (1) intent and agreement to be married; (2) continuous cohabitation; and (3) public declarations that the parties are husband and wife.
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