Thursday, March 20, 2008

Listing of Assets in Iowa Probate

Over at the Iowa Law blog, I have a post about the listing of assets in the Iowa probate process. This public listing requirement (called a "report and inventory") exposes financial information. The use of the revocable trust can avoid this financial exposure.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Heath Ledger Should Have Listened to Me

I've said it before and I'll say it again: If you have significant changes in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or a death, you need to review your estate plan. Unfortunately, as I've noted on the Iowa-Lawblog, Heath didn't heed my advice and failed to provide for his young daughter, which has now evolved to a family legal fight.