This spring, after more than 100 years of life, my great grandmother passed away. She left a legacy of stories and traditions that will live on in our family. What she didn’t leave, however, were directions for her funeral arrangements. … Read more
No one wants to think about his or her death, but a little preparation in the form of a prepaid funeral contract can be useful. In addition to helping your family after your death, a prepaid funeral contract can be … Read more
Reversing a lower court, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that two Medicaid applicants’ trusts were not available assets even though the applicants retained the right to use the houses that were put into the trusts. Daley v. Secretary of the Executive … Read more
I am retiring on December 1st of this year, after 38 years of practicing law.
I am retiring at a time when Pearson Bollman Law is thriving. We have two offices – one in West Des Moines and a … Read more
The decision to move a spouse into a nursing home is one many couples have to face. Taking the time to prepare in advance can help alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty that comes with this process. Here’s an … Read more
If you’ve owned a business, you know it’s a decision you’ll ultimately have to face: how can business succession planning help you make a graceful exit?
When I turn 70 at the end of 2017, I will officially retire. However, … Read more
Estate planning is all about the details. Here are some scenarios – wills, gifting, Medicaid, powers of attorney, etc. – that have come up recently in helping our clients work through their estate planning decisions.
Jointly Held Property vs. Will… Read more