Posts Categorized: Powers of Attorney

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Farewell National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2017

It’s the saddest day of the year. You all know what I am talking about: the last day of National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Here in Iowa, the weather is appropriate to everyone’s mood. It’s grey and drizzly and overcast and cold. Almost as if the Universe itself was acknowledging the melancholy of ending NEPAW… Read more »

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Court Appointed Guardianship: What it is & How to Protect Yourself

Recently a friend sent me an article from The New Yorker, “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights.” (While a long read, it’s worthwhile.) The piece focused on the tragic case of a Nevada couple—Rudy and Rennie North—who fell victim to a court appointed guardian who failed (terribly) to put the senior victims’ best interests first and… Read more »

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6 Things Every Iowan Should Know About Health Care Powers of Attorney

Let’s set everything straight about all the benefits and important aspects of a health care power of attorney. What is a health care power of attorney? A health care power of attorney (“POA”) is a legal instrument that allows you to select the person (called an (‘agent”) that you want to make health care decisions… Read more »