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Phyllis Pearson is WRG Member of the Year

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Phyllis Pearson has been named Women's Reciprocity Group "Member of the Year" for 2017.

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Final Exam

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In the last two articles, I discussed what to do after a loved one dies – a loved one who died unexpectedly and had done no planning. This article is going to discuss planning for your death.

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Using a Prepaid Funeral Contract to Spend Down Assets for Medicaid

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No one wants to think about his or her death, but a little preparation in the form of a prepaid funeral contract can be can be a good way to spend down assets in order to qualify for Medicaid.

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Mass. Supreme Court Reverses Ruling on Trust Home Usage

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The Daleys placed their home in an irrevocable trust and continued to live in it. However, when Mr. Daley moved to a nursing home, he was denied Medicaid benefits.

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Guardianship and Conservatorship

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Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise. In that case, a guardian or conservator may be necessary.

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Retirement of Phyllis Pearson

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I (Phyllis) am retiring on December 1, 2017, after 38 years of practicing law, and at a time when Pearson Bollman Law is thriving. We have two offices and two satellite offices, which allow us to represent clients all over Iowa.

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