The concept of divorce generally carries with it a very negative connotation, and rightly so. Parents with minor children find themselves forced to follow a schedule as to when they see their kids, property is divided, debt is allocated among the parties, and emotions are often at an all-time ... » Learn More about When Divorce Gives You Lemons . . .
Consider in the last month how much time you’ve spent on social media, dreaming of your next vacation, or watching television. We all waste time, and I’m as guilty as anyone. However, there are some things we have to make time for – eating, exercising, family, going to the doctor, working, and so ... » Learn More about Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
Medicaid is only available to individuals with insufficient assets and income. What do you do if you or a loved one would qualify for Medicaid but for an inheritance or large legal settlement due to a personal injury? Special needs require special planning. Hence, Special Needs Trusts. First and ... » Learn More about Special Needs Require Special Planning
In 1978, the late and great Paul Harvey recited a tribute to American farmers. In his “So God Made a Farmer” narrative, Harvey notes common characteristics and values of our nation’s farmers: caretaker; dedicated; strong; and selfless, among others. In my experience creating estate plans for ... » Learn More about So God Made a Farmer – Protecting Your Family Farm
The State of Iowa, with the help of the Iowa Department of Public Health and certain local medical centers, passed a new law which is applicable to every person. Despite the law’s significance and relevance to humankind, I find in my practice that very few people know about it. The law, known as ... » Learn More about IPOST – A New Law Affecting You and Your Family