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Who would be the best guardian for a child?

For some Iowa families, the choice of a guardian might seem relatively clear. A godmother, uncle, parent or other trusted individual might seem like the perfect person to take care of your child should you become unable to do so. However, you might not be considering every angle of the issue.

Helping a child in need

A desire to make a difference in a child's life is one of the main reasons that families in Iowa decide to adopt or foster. However, some actions may make more of an impact than others, as they benefit both the child and the community as a whole. This is a brief review of the areas of greatest need in the adoption and foster system in the state, along with basic information about how one might help.

Keeping your estate plan fresh and relevant

If you made an estate plan, chances are that your goals were to eliminate any confusion after you pass away and to provide your loved ones with as little stress as possible in claiming their inheritance. Whether you wrote a will or established a trust, your plan is a sign of your generous concern for the well-being of your family.

Is bankruptcy bad for someone's reputation?

Bankruptcy in Iowa could have many consequences, some advantageous for you and some that are not so desirable. However, damage to your reputation should typically be minimal. While bankruptcies are public record, they are rarely front-page news. Additionally, while word does tend to get around about these things, anyone not in your immediate circle would likely have to go to considerable lengths to discover your financial history.

Modifying your Iowa child support order

If you currently reside in Iowa and either pay or receive child support, a time may come when you wish to revisit the amount of child support your current support order dictates. Maybe you are your child’s primary caregiver, and your child now has more medical expenses than he or she did before, or maybe you lost your job, and you can no longer afford to make payments at the amount your order currently lists. At Janssen Law, PLC, we understand the process of modifying child support in Iowa, and we have helped many clients facing similar situations pursue solutions that fit their needs.

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