Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Halloween Special: The Scary Tale of What Makes a Will Valid

What makes a will valid? To begin, you are asking the entirely wrong question! Mmmmmmwwwwahahahahahaha! You must ask a more specific question what makes a will valid in Iowa. After all, every state can and does have different laws for a will’s validity, as well as for probate, trusts, and so on. Iowa law has… Read more »

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Scary Tale of the Estate Planner Who Ignored Community Property Law States

DON’T DARE READ THIS ALONE! Count Dracula needed a new estate plan. After all, the Count hadn’t updated his last Will in 1,400 years. After he got over eerily common estate planning excuses, he went to his Iowa estate planner.  The Iowa estate planner dutifully gathered information about all of Count Dracula’s many assets. While… Read more »

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

From the outside looking in, with its lush landscaping and towering brick chimney, the Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Iowa City gives an immediate impression that it’s a home. Which is what the facility does indeed become for the cancer patients receiving lifesaving treatments. Hope Away from Home Doors to… Read more »