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November 2017 Archives

Are prepaid funeral plans right for you?

You may have heard about prepaid funeral plans in Iowa. They sound like a good idea because you can plan your funeral and all the related things now so your family does not have to mess with it when you die. In addition, it helps ensure things go exactly how you want them to. Plus, you have probably heard you can save money by doing your funeral this way. While all these things seem like great reasons to preplan your funeral, the reality is not always so wonderful.

Be there for your kids when you divorce

Getting divorced may be one of the biggest challenges in your life. Like most other conscientious parents in Iowa, you have your children's best interests in mind whenever you make life-changing decisions of any kind. As for divorce, you never thought you'd have to have such a conversation with them. However, unexpected events happen, and this is happening to you. The most you can do is try to support your kids as best you can while recognizing that their needs may be different from your own.

What are the benefits of a prenup?

Prenuptial agreements may be something that have gotten a bad reputation. Because Iowa couples must sign one before getting married, it may seem like a hostile agreement. However, once you understand the benefits, you will see how a prenup can actually be a very beneficial legal document that can come in quite handy in the event you ever get a divorce. 

Is guardianship needed for an Alzheimer's patient?

If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in Iowa, you may be concerned about the future. This disease is difficult to predict except for the guarantee that everyone who has it will get worse over time. There is no cure and medications may not always work to slow the progress of the disease. At the same time, if your loved one is in relatively good health, the chances are pretty good he or she will live quite a long time with the disease, which means eventually, you will need to step in and manage his or her care.

How are adoptive parents matched with a child?

If you are thinking about adopting a child, it is important to understand that you cannot simply choose a child and begin the process. The state of Iowa takes child adoption very seriously. It wants to ensure that each child is matched with a family that will provide him or her with love and care and that the child will be a good fit for the family. The idea is to make sure the child finds a real family he or she can become a part of. 

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