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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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Top 10 Estate Planning Goals

An estate plan is simply a set of legal documents to prepare for your death or disability. The specific documents you’ll need depends on various factors, including the number, size, type of your assets, and your overall estate planning goals. If forced to list the top 10 major components and the associated goals of a… Read more »