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I am a “legal parent” of a child because of marriage. Can I be disestablished as legal parent of the child?

Disestablishing legal parentage is very complicated, and you should talk to an attorney.

If a child is born or conceived during a marriage and one of the parties wants the court to conclude that one of the parties is not a biological parent of the child and should be disestablished as (should no longer be) a legal parent of the child, the party can file a Motion to Disestablish Legal Parent. The form, with instructions, is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at: https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/representing-yourself/paternity/.

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