In this article, we discuss the necessity of legal expertise when applying for Medicaid and the common mistakes that applicants make when completing the process independently. We will answer the following questions: should I plan for nursing home assistance?, are my finances reviewed to determine Medicaid eligibility?, what if I need Medicaid eligibility now for nursing home costs?, what happens if I need to appeal a Medicaid denial?, and can I complete my Medicaid application by myself?
In Iowa, sole proprietorships are more or less the “basis” format for a business. Sole proprietorships aren’t a legal business entity. It is considered one and the same from the person operating the entity. Because there is no difference between the individual and the business, sole proprietors do not need to file business tax returns. The business’s profits or loses will be on their personal tax returns. As for liability, because there is no difference between you and the business, you are liable for anything the business is, whether it be a contract you make on behalf of the business or any litigation against the business.
It is not hard to get a divorce in Iowa but it does take time. Iowa is considered a “no fault” state. In other words, you do not have to prove your spouse caused your marriage to fail nor does your spouse have to prove you caused the marriage to fail. A Court will let parties get a divorce if either party states the marriage is broken and cannot be mended.
When getting a divorce, the issue of gifted property often arises. If one party is personally gifted something such as jewelry and they are the only ones who were intended to have it and use it, does it remain theirs after a divorce? What if there is a gift given to both parties, who gets it following a divorce? What if the gift is something significant, such as a home or vehicle, and both parties use it? This article will provide an analysis of Iowa law and answer these questions on the division of gifted property in Iowa divorces.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard for millions of people across the country including many people in Iowa. Thousands in Iowa have faced being laid off or terminated from their employment due to the pandemic. While you may be able to call your bank to negotiate payments in the event that you are laid off or terminate, the same is not true for child or spousal support. Generally speaking, there are no exceptions to support obligations in times of pandemic or natural disaster. So long as a court order remains in place and hasn’t been suspended, the spouse obligated to pay (known as the “Obligor”) must fulfill his or her obligation.
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