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Do I need a living will or a power of attorney?

If you have ever had surgery in Iowa, you have likely been asked if you have a living will or power of attorney. While they may sometimes sound like the same thing, there are actually major differences between the two documents. The Mayo Clinic explains both so you can determine which is best for you.

What is a guardian ad litem?

In some Iowa divorce cases, a judge who decides more information is needed before assigning custody may choose to employ the services of a guardian ad litem. Drake University states that this person is responsible for representing the child’s best interests in court. If you have had a guardian ad litem assigned to your case, there are certain things he or she will do that you need to be aware of.

The Differences Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

There are numerous reasons why someone could wind up in a difficult financial situation. Perhaps someone lost their job or wound up buried in credit card debt. Many young people are struggling to pay back their student loans or medical bills. Many people will dip into their "rainy day" fund first, exhaust their savings, and ask friends and family for help. When this falls through, an individual who is struggling financially may make the decision to file for bankruptcy.

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