In this article, we answer the question, “If one parent is a U.S. citizen and the other is not, can the child claim U.S. citizenship by blood?”. We cover the following topics about claiming U.S. citizenship: Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship By Being Born To U.S. Citizen Parents, Child Born Abroad In Wedlock To A U.S. Citizen And An Alien, Child Born Abroad Out-Of-Wedlock To Two U.S. Citizens, Child Born Abroad Out-Of-Wedlock To A U.S. Citizen Father And Alien Mother, Derivative U.S. Citizenship For Adults, and Obtaining U.S. Citizenship After Parent Naturalizes.
In this article, we discuss Iowa’s inheritance tax law and cover the following topics: Iowa estate tax versus Iowa inheritance tax; exemptions from the Iowa inheritance tax; calculating inheritance tax for each beneficiary; Iowa inheritance tax rates; and deadlines for filing Iowa inheritance tax forms.
In this article, we discuss independent medical examinations and the legal requirements for Iowa workers’ compensations claims and answer the following questions: what is an independent medical exam?, can my Iowa employer force me to receive an independent medical examination?, can I request my own independent medical exam in an Iowa work comp case?, does the independent medical exam affect my Iowa work comp award?, and should I consult an attorney before my independent medical examination?
In this article, we discuss how to avoid beneficiary designation problems by making sure your various investment accounts and estate planning align. We will answer the following questions: Does a will take precedence over beneficiary designations on my investment accounts?, can beneficiary designation affect estate taxes?, can an investment account be pulled automatically into a trust or will upon death?, what’s the difference between per stirpes and per capita distribution?, and can I just name my trust as the beneficiary of all my accounts?
In this article, we list the most important items for creating an Iowa estate plan, so you can start protecting your assets right away. We will cover the following items: designating a healthcare agent and financial agent in an estate plan; making a list of all the assets you want to be protected under your estate plan; designating beneficiaries; decide what vehicle is best for transferring your estate; and what should you do with the estate planning documents once completed?
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