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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER DIES WITHOUT A WILL

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER DIES WITHOUT A WILL

Death is not a topic that most like to dwell on, and as a result estate planning can often be neglected. When someone has failed to meet with an estate planning lawyer and draw up a will, the future of their property becomes an uncertainty to say the least, and the...

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Wills Vs Trusts

Wills Vs Trusts

We work hard throughout our lives and acquire assets and property to provide for ourselves and our loved ones. It is important to protect those assets even after we pass. An experienced estate attorney can do so by guiding you through the estate planning process,...

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Why I Need a Home Inspection

Why I Need a Home Inspection

Buying a home can be both an exciting and frustrating time. The process of home buying can take several months, from your first interest in the property to finally signed a purchase agreement. At that point you have made up your mind and fallen-in-love with your...

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What are Wills and Revocable Trusts?

What are Wills and Revocable Trusts?

Wills and trusts, as methods of transfer of estate ownership, share a few similarities. Both are essentially planning documents that determine who benefits from one’s given assets after their passing. An experienced estate attorney can help you decide which option is...

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WHO IS THE CUSTODIAL PARENT

WHO IS THE CUSTODIAL PARENT

Custody of children is never a simple issue to deal with, and it is often complicated by the strong emotions that accompany the subject. Generally, custodial disputes involve clarifying the rights that the father and mother have when it comes to where the children...

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Why do I need an attorney ?

Why do I need an attorney ?

Attorneys can assist you in a wide range of matters, from minor issues such as fighting speeding tickets and issues at small claims courts to larger matters involving criminal actions, divorces, or other civil matters. In the majority of the legal problems, access to...

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What is mediation? What are the various types ?

What is mediation? What are the various types ?

Sometimes, during a severe conflict, the parties concerned may prefer to evade a court case. In such a situation, mediation is a chosen alternative and the preferred method when the battle includes family. Sometimes, the matter may have reached the court, but the...

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Are Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Are Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

Student loans can be very difficult to deal with. It’s a national problem, but my clients in Southeast Iowa seem to have lots of student loan issues. There is a lot of momentum in Congress relating to student loans and the ability to discharge them in a bankruptcy...

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