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Estate Planning Considerations: Requisite Formalities

Estate planning documents express your wishes in the event of your disability or death. However, estate planning documents must follow certain formalities to be legally enforceable. If your estate planning documents lack these formalities, they may not be enforceable, which could be disastrous for your loved ones and beneficiaries. Iowa Requirements Keep in mind estate… Read more »

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Legal Word of the Day: Lapse (and Anti-Lapse)

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes A will may provide for disposition of the testator’s assets at the time the will is executed, but of course it may be many years—many decades, even—between the will’s execution and the testator’s death. What if between the execution of the will and the testator’s death, there are changes in circumstances (such as the… Read more »