Choosing an Executor

Choosing an Executor

One of the more important decisions you must make when writing your Will is the selection of an Executor. The Executor is responsible for administering your Will and ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Ideally, an Executor should...

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Choosing an Executor

Advance Directives

Effective estate planning involves not only directing the distribution of your wealth after death, but also making decisions about your care while alive. Medical technology can extend life, but many clients prefer to focus on the quality of that life. Decisions about...

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Choosing an Executor

Estate Planning Mistakes

When it comes to making an estate plan, many people are not as diligent as they should be. Because estate plans decide where your assets will be transferred at your death, it is important to have your affairs in order. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when...

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Is An LLC Right For You?

Is An LLC Right For You?

Do you have a small business, or are you thinking of starting one? A Limited Liability Company (or “LLC”) could be right for you. There are many benefits to having an LLC, and starting one is a straightforward process. Iowa allows simple, low-cost LLC formation with...

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Selling Your Home On Contract

Selling Your Home On Contract

Are you thinking about buying or selling a home on contract? A real estate installment contract is seller financing: the owner remains in title and the buyer pays monthly payments. The buyer is also on title, making a contract sale different than a rental agreement. A...

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Selling Your Home On Contract

Buying A Home On Contract

If you’re ready to be a home owner, but face barriers preventing you from obtaining a traditional mortgage, you may have considered buying a home on contract. Or perhaps you’re already renting a home you love, and your landlord wants to sell it to you. As a contract...

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