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If You Have Nothing to Hide...

This phrase has popped up in several conversations recently, and it drives me crazy. “Well, if you have nothing to hide,” why not allow the police to search your car; take a lie detector test; let the doorkeeper at big-box-store check your receipt?

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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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What is All the Fuss About the Caucus?

We are all well-aware that Iowa is the center of national political attention every presidential election year (and the whole year before it), and many of us are so sick of the commercials that we simply do not want to participate in the election process, at all.

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Why We are Thankful for Laws

The intended audience for this article is middle and high school students. Please encourage your children to read it. Social studies and government teachers will have expanded articles to discuss in class.

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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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5 Tips for Serving Alcohol at Christmas and New Years

It is party season, which means that many of you will be serving alcohol to guests. The question arises: what liability do you have if someone drinks at your party and then gets into a car accident?

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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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What You Should Know About Employment Discrimination

Not all forms of employment discrimination are illegal. What?! It’s true. Federal, state, and municipal law all regulate employment discrimination. 

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4 Things a Property Owner Needs to Know About Sidewalks

Repair and ReplaceIf a sidewalk runs through your property, you are required to keep it free from damage or hazards.If you decide you need to repair, replace, or remove more than 25% of the existing sidewalk, you first need to get a permit.

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