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3 Reasons Why Every Estate Plan Should Include a Special Needs Trust

No one in my family has a disability, so why would my estate plan need to include a Special Needs Trust?

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Do Not Make the Check Payable to the Deceased

In our culture, when someone passes away, we send a card to the family. This article will help you determine how to make a monetary gift to the appropriate party, if you decide to make a monetary gift.

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Can You or Your Loved One Qualify for Medicaid?

Iowa has two different Medicaid programs to assist residents in paying for medical care. Title 19: Serves people who need to reside in a nursing home.

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The Top 10 Medicaid Questions Answered

1. How long does it take to get Medicaid? The answer varies depending on each person’s situation, but basically it is dependent on acquiring all the documentation needed to satisfy the Department of Human Resources that the applicant has met the income and resource limitations and the medical needs required by the program.

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A Tie Bench at the Supreme Court

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has touched off a fierce political battle, with President Obama and Republican senators (and presidential candidates) taking opposing positions about their Constitutional duty to fill the vacant seat at the Court. But how is the actual work of the Supreme Court affected by the loss of a Justice in the middle of a term?

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3 Tips in Avoiding Probate

Probate: the process of identifying the rightful heirs, and transferring the decedent’s property to them in a way that also protects creditor’s rights, involving the court system (not a legal definition).

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Test Your Knowledge of the Law

Answers at the bottom. Stop in to Letsch Law Firm if you want explanations.

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Veteran’s Benefits Unclaimed

Many federal veteran’s benefits go unclaimed because people just do not know about them.

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5 Steps to Protect a Decedent’s Identity

Who would have thought that you have to protect your identity, even after you are dead!? It’s true. Identity thieves thrive on reincarnating deceased people.

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Digital Assets & Disability or Death

Did you know you probably have digital assets? Digital assets are property stored or existing exclusively in digital form. 

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9 Things to Know When Using a Power of Attorney to Buy Gifts

Scenario: You have Mom’s power of attorney. Gift giving season is rapidly approaching, so you decide to buy some gifts for Mom to give to your siblings, the grandkids, YOU, etc. Our firm has litigated the first trial in Iowa under the new adult abuse law.

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Digital Assets & Disability or Death

Did you know you probably have digital assets? Digital assets are property stored or existing exclusively in digital form. 

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