How to Ensure That Your Home Is Passed on to Your Children

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Whether your home is a legacy left from a previous ancestor or one you just bought and want to hand down to your children, the house is a special place and one you want to keep in the family. You could leave it to your child or children in your

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How To Approach Power of Attorney Abuse

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When the Iowa legislature passed the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), the purpose was to create a framework that the average person could understand when…

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Five Common Estate Planning Mistakes

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Likely one of the top estate planning mistakes is not making a plan. But if you’re reading this, you understand the benefits of planning your estate and want to avoid some of the common pitfalls that may create challenges for your beneficiaries. …

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What Is Guardianship?

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Guardianship is a legal relationship the court establishes giving the guardian authority and a duty to care for another person, who is called “the protected person.” Guardianships can also be created to care for a property.  There may be alterna…

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The Importance of a Power of Attorney

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Estate planning is a collection of legal documents that help protect your assets and personal property. Part of estate planning is planning for the unexpected. This is called “incapacity planning” …

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Pros and Cons of Having a Will

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No one wants to think about what it will be like to be at the end of life. It is not pleasant, nor easy to think about creating a will at any stage. However; there are distinct advantages to crafting a will with a lawyer. There are benefits of writin…

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Jim Radig Appears on Ask the Expert to Discuss Fiduciary Duty

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On yesterday’s episode of “Ask the Expert” with Jim Doyne, attorney Jim Radig from Arenson Law Group, PC, appeared on the program to discuss a number of issues connected to fiduciary duty…

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Jim Radig Discusses Estate Planning and Mental Disabilities

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On Wednesday of this week, Jim Radig, attorney with Arenson Law Group, PC, appeared on the program “Ask the Expert” with Jim Doyne to discuss matters related to estate planning and probate, specifically, planning…

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On This Week’s “Ask the Expert,” Jim Radig Discusses Probate Law

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On this week’s episode of “Ask the Expert with Jim Doyne”, attorney Jim Radig from Arenson Law Group, PC, discusses a variety of topics related to estate planning and probate law. You can listen t…

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Probate In Iowa: Nine Basic Questions and Answers

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In more than two decades of practice, I’ve found that there are some frequently asked questions about probate in Iowa. I provided answers to 9 of the most common questions in one of the first posts at my

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