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Love, Death, & Taxes: Estate Planning Considerations for Same-Sex Spouses

Everyone needs an estate plan! By estate planning, I mean a set of legal documents which cover everything from who will inherit your property, to who will care of your pets, to your health care decisions on subjects like life-sustaining measures. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the United State Supreme Court’s 2015 decision which legalized same-sex… Read more »

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Can my Wife Disinherit Me? The Answer may Surprise You.

In Iowa, Spouses Can’t Disinherit Spouses Can Monica, my wife, disinherit me? In a word, no. Assuming a valid marriage in Iowa, a spouse cannot disinherit a spouse. Even if a spouse wants to do so, even if that’s the spouse’s true intent—nope. What If…? What if in a legal will, the first-to-die spouse includes… Read more »

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5 Scenarios for Estate Planning Revisions

Oh, you have an estate plan? High five! You are already better off than most of your fellow citizens. In fact, numerous surveys have shown that about half of adult Americans do not even have a basic will. So, kudos to you if you’ve already knocked out this major life decision and planning initiative. If you already… Read more »