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May 2017 Archives

Common concerns among adopted adolescents

If you are considering trying to adopt a child in Iowa, you may know that it is a complicated, rewarding and often emotional process not only for you, but also for the child you are looking to take home. At Janssen Law PLC, we are well-versed in the steps involved in the adoption process in Iowa, and we have helped many clients navigate the complexities involved both before and after the adoption is final.

What is intestacy, and why should you avoid it?

If you pass away without creating a valid will or other statement indicating what should be done with your Iowa property, your estate is consider intestate. Intestacy is not a way to avoid probate; it simply means that your wishes will have no influence on the distribution of your estate. Furthermore, it creates confusion and frustration for your grieving friends and family. Here are a few good reasons to avoid leaving your property intestate.

Should I file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

If you are preparing to file for bankruptcy in Iowa, you likely have a lot of questions. One of the most common concerns is which type of bankruptcy is the best to file for. The answer to this question will depend on your circumstances and financial situation. The American Bar Association lists the differences between these two types of bankruptcy so you can be prepared to apply for the best option for you.

Top things to include in your prenup

If you are establishing a prenuptial agreement in Iowa, there are several things you may not realize could be included in your prenup. From family heirlooms to student loans, it is best to specify exactly what will happen to each item in the event of a divorce. We at Janssen Law want to make sure you have everything covered, which is why we have compiled a list of some of the most commonly forgotten items to include.

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