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Estate planning for Married Couples: Avoid Conflicts of Interest

Estate planning is all about strategy—leaving the right assets and inheritances to the right beneficiaries; timely distributions of the estate; and avoiding as many taxes and fees as possible. Another strategic move is deciding whether you and your spouse should use the same lawyer, or whether you should each have your own lawyer. If you… 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 »