Practice Areas

Elder Law

Elder law practice deals with issues that arise when our medical condition, housing needs, and finances overlap, due to our advancing age. Common legal advice includes powers of attorney, living wills, guardianships and conservatorships, asset preservation as it relates to long term care, qualifying for Medicaid and/or Veterans benefits that can assist in paying for [..]

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Probate

Probate is often the term people think of when someone has died and the deceased person’s estate must be settled. However, it is actually a much bigger word covering several sub-sets of law. Each area can be a specialty in and of itself. The areas of law that fall under the term are: Estate Administration [..]

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Medicaid Benefits Center

Iowa has two different Medicaid programs to assist residents in paying for medical care. One program serves people who need to reside in a nursing home. This is what most people think of when they think of Medicaid. The other program is called the “Elderly Waiver.” This program provides funding to pay for in-home medical [..]

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Veterans Benefits

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits are available to any veteran or widow of a veteran who served during specific periods of time, usually related to wars. Eligibility is based on service of at least one day during the designated periods, at least some minimal need for medical assistance (such as filling your weekly pill container, [..]

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