Legal Forms

Commonly requested legal forms in Iowa


Please note several of these forms below are provided by The Iowa State Bar Association as a courtesy to the public and several others are located on third-party Web sites; these are not the property of The Iowa State Bar Association.

The Iowa State Bar Association always recommends seeking assistance from an attorney for help with your legal issues. Use of these forms is not a substitute for legal advice. Iowa’s laws and court rules are complex and it is always advisable to talk to a lawyer before proceeding on your own.

Representing Yourself in Court


How to Represent Yourself


Divorce/Family Law


Divorce/Family Law Forms

Child Support Forms & Instructions

Child Support Guidelines

Child Custody

Mandatory Education for Divorcing Parents

Grandparent Visitation


Domestic Violence


Laws on Domestic Violence

Protecting Yourself


Small Claims




Paper Forms


Name Change

Overview & Forms

Civil Procedure


Authorization to Release Medical Information

HIPPA Compliant Authorization for the release of patient information form pursuant to 45CFR 164.508

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Declaration of Final Disposition

A 2008 Iowa law was enacted authorizing adult individuals to execute enforceable written instruments pertaining to disposition of their remains upon death. Effective July 1, 2008, an individual may execute a Declaration designating someone to make decisions concerning the disposition of their remains and the ceremonies following death. 

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Living Wills

Living wills, also called advance care directives, are documents that set forth your personal wishes with respect to medical care. 

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Mechanics Lien

A mechanic's lien is a lien that may be created by a general contractor or subcontractor that attaches to real property. Persons or companies furnishing labor or materials for the improvement of real property may enforce a lien upon the improved property if they are not paid for their contributions, even if the parties have no direct contractual relationship with the property owner.

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Powers of Attorneys for Health Care Decisions

A power of attorney is a written document by which one person gives to another person (the attorney-in-fact) the authority to act on behalf of the first person in one or more matters. 

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State law enables a person to commence a court proceeding for the involuntary commitment or treatment of another person who suffers a serious mental impairment or who has a  substance-related disorder.  The court procedures for each situation are similar, but not identical. 

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Confidential Information Forms


Additional Resources

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Iowa - Self Help

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa - Self-Help

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