726.5 NONSUPPORT. A person, who being able to do so, fails or refuses to provide support for the person's child or ward under the age of eighteen years for a period longer than one year or in an amount greater than five thousand dollars commits nonsupport; provided that no person shall be held to have violated this section who fails to support any child or ward under the age of eighteen who has left the home of the parent or other person having legal custody of the child or ward without the consent of that parent or person having legal custody of the child or ward. "Support", for the purposes of this section, means any support which has been fixed by court order, or, in the absence of any such order or decree, the minimal requirements of food, clothing or shelter. Nonsupport is a class "D" felony.

         Section History: Early Form

         [S13, § 4775-a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 13230; C46, 50, 54, 58,
      62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 731.1; C79, 81, § 726.5] 

         Section History: Recent Form

         2006 Acts, ch 1119, §8
         Referred to in § 252B.7, 600B.29, 726.4

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