The Huizenga Law Firm, P.C.
estate planning, elder law, probate, and trust administration in Iowa

What We Do

We get our clients as excited about their planning as we are by focusing on ideal outcomes. We take care of the legal concerns so you can take care of the human ones. Supporting charities. Protecting children. Leaving a legacy. By focusing on your entire Succession Planning Experience, we build a long-term relationship with you to help you accomplish more with your planning than you ever thought possible. All because…

Your Planning is Our Passion

Estate Planning

Leave a powerful legacy focused on your wishes.

Our flat-fee system allows you to stop worrying about cost and start thinking about the outcome of your planning. We can help create or update your estate plan with revocable living trusts, wills, durable financial powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney, living wills, trust amendments and restatements, codicils, and more. Click the icon above or the link below to find out more about our goal-oriented planning and our trademark Family Succession Planning Process.

Flat fees starting at $50

Long-Term Care Planning

Planning with wisdom; practicing stewardship; pursuing peace.

We live in uncertain times. Whether you want to plan for your retirement, account for the eventuality of long-term care, or provide for a spouse or parent, long-term care planning can help you find peace of mind with your finances. You don't need to spend your life savings on a nursing home. Our Long-Term Care Planning Process can help you design a plan that preserves your assets for as long as we can while avoiding Estate Recovery to the extent possible. Click the icon or the link to learn more.

Individualized flat fee packages

Probate & Trust Administration

Take care of yourself. We'll take care of the rest.

Adjusting to the loss of a loved one is difficult and often emotionally exhausting. With your emotions draining your energy, it can be a struggle to focus on your own affairs, so working through the legalities of managing your loved one’s estate might seem impossible. We seek to ease as much of that burden as possible with our Generation Transition Process. Click to learn how we can help you navigate the complexities of probate or trust administration.

Flat fees starting at $200

Continuous Client Care

Building strong relationships to create stronger plans.

We believe strong relationships result in stronger plans. We also believe working together to support a common cause is a vital piece of every relationship. That’s why, at its core, Continuous Client Care is a program where we seek to develop a relationship with you that will both maintain your succession planning and provide you with an opportunity for personal growth, wherever that growth might lead you. Click the icon to learn more about our unique approach.

$600 annual fee (2013-2015)

What Our Clients Say

From the blog

A resource is one of the three important elements in determining Medicaid eligibility.

The Medicaid application process involves three tests. First, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) wants to make sure a Medicaid applicant is medically needy - that they actually need to be in a nursing home. Second, DHS will evaluate whether the applicant has too much income. Third, DHS will consider the applicant's resources.[Read More]

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 spread changes to the Medicaid rules over hundreds of pages of the federal code.

In 2005, Congress passed legislation which, among many, many other things, changed the way a Medicaid applicant's resources and past transfers are considered. This bill is called the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and was signed by the President on February 8, 2006.[Read More]

A Medicaid spenddown can mean two different things - and neither is what you'd expect.

When a Medicaid applicant is married, the rules allow their spouse to retain a minimum amount of assets and income. We've already talked about the community spouse resource allowance (CSRA); the minimum income level is called the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance (MMMNA). [Read More]

The Medicaid rules are designed to maintain a minimum standard of living for both spouses.

When a Medicaid applicant is married, the rules allow their spouse to retain a minimum amount of assets and income. We've already talked about the community spouse resource allowance (CSRA); the minimum income level is called the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance (MMMNA). [Read More]

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