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What's so wrong about probate?

You can't take it with you. You've probably heard that old saying, and you may have very definite ideas about what should happen to your belongings when you are no longer here. Whether you have already verbally distributed your assets or have designated them more formally through a written will, your estate will likely go through the probate process before any of your heirs can take possession of your gifts to them.

So, what is probate? If you've heard the word before, it may have been in an unfavorable light. Perhaps people have even told you to avoid probate if you can. However, probate plays an important role in the distribution of your assets, and while there are ways to avoid it, in most cases, the typical estate spends about nine months to a year going through the probate process.

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO FAIL TO RETURN TO WORK AFTER A NON-WORK RELATED INJURY

One of the areas of law I am most asked about is unemployment compensation. The topic of unemployment is one of great mystery to employers large and small. This is likely due to the fact that decisions on these issues come from various sources, including Iowa Workforce Development, the Employment Appeal Board, and the District Court. When you have this many levels of decision making on these issues, some decisions may conflict leading to a gray area on many issues in this area. As a result employers are often left with numerous questions as to whether a particular employee qualifies for unemployment benefits.

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