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

HOW CAN WE HELP? 712.737.3885

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

2016-07-12 Penalty Period (Feat)

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]

2016-07-26 Penalty Divisor (Feat)

If you thought the IRS was hard on your income, look at how Medicaid treats it.

The Medicaid definition of "income" comes from federal law and reads as follows: Income is "[a]nything a person receives either in cash or in kind that can be used to meet the person’s basic needs of food, clothing, or shelter." [Read More]

2016-07-05 You Need a Medicaid Guidebook - and an Expert Guide, too

Here's how the Iowa Medicaid manual describes an attribution: "When one spouse enters a medical institution or applies for a home- and community-based services waiver, [...] resources are attributed to the 'community spouse' to protect sufficient resources for the community spouse's maintenance." What does that mean in normal english? [Read More]

Medicaid is in charge of dividing the pie between you and your spouse.

2016-09-06 Unavailable Resource (Feat)

The primary classification of assets under the Medicaid rules is whether an asset is countable or non-countable. But there's a special class of resources that is both countable and non-countable - an exception to the general rule: the unavailable resource. [Read More]

Sometimes resources are both countable and non-countable at the same time.

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