Daniel Anderson Law Office - January 2020

JANUARY 2020

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the more they recognize the need to plan ahead for the benefit of their loved ones and to encourage their parents, siblings, and children to do estate planning before it’s too late. “Everyone should be able to learn about basic legal The response to the Lawyers in Libraries program has been overwhelmingly positive, and I look forward to participating in the program in the future. However, these presentations aren’t the only way I can connect with my community and share information. I always welcome the chance to speak with groups or individuals about estate planning and probate issues. If you know of any groups (or individuals) who might benefit from an informal discussion to learn more about these topics, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at (319) 899-1492 or by email at dan@ iaandersonlaw.com. hiring an attorney or paying for law school tuition.” issues without the expense of

confronted by the legal issues created when those around us die, and our friends and family will face the same legal issues when our time comes. Everyone should be able to learn about basic legal issues without the expense of hiring an attorney or paying for law school tuition. This is where the People’s Law School and the Lawyers in Libraries program come in. In libraries throughout the state, lawyers were asked to deliver presentations on particular areas of expertise. I was invited to speak to a group about wills, trusts, and other estate planning issues. People asked great questions, and I was glad to have an opportunity to explain some of the basics and correct some misconceptions about this area of the law. One unique thing about estate issues is that you have the ability to address them proactively before they create a problem or an emergency. The more people know about these issues,

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do something I love. I got to have an informal conversation with a group of people who were eager to learn more about the law. I was honored to speak on behalf of the Iowa State Bar Association as part of their Lawyers in Libraries program. This program is a joint effort by the Iowa State Bar Association and the State Library of Iowa to provide free educational events where members of the public can find answers to life’s legal questions. The reality is that every single one of us will encounter legal issues at some point in our lives — usually, multiple times. Buying a house involves contract law, title law, and lending laws. Renting an apartment involves landlord/ tenant laws. Unfortunately, many people are confronted with legal issues involuntarily, from bankruptcy and foreclosure to divorce and injuries. Finally, every one of us will be

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