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Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea of NOT having a Will

What is a Last Will and Testament? A Last Will and Testament certainly sounds like a complex document. But, when boiled down, your will answers just three simple, yet important questions. Who do you want to inherit your assets? A will provides for the orderly distribution of your property at death according to your wishes…. Read more »

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Halloween Special: The Scary Tale of What Makes a Will Valid

What makes a will valid? To begin, you are asking the entirely wrong question! Mmmmmmwwwwahahahahahaha! You must ask a more specific question what makes a will valid in Iowa. After all, every state can and does have different laws for a will’s validity, as well as for probate, trusts, and so on. Iowa law has… Read more »

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Scary Tale of the Estate Planner Who Ignored Community Property Law States

DON’T DARE READ THIS ALONE! Count Dracula needed a new estate plan. After all, the Count hadn’t updated his last Will in 1,400 years. After he got over eerily common estate planning excuses, he went to his Iowa estate planner.  The Iowa estate planner dutifully gathered information about all of Count Dracula’s many assets. While… Read more »