For the most part, doctors and counselors can’t give out your records to anyone but you. The rationale here is that people need to be honest and upfront with these people. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/doctor-patient-privilege-in-iowa-family-law-cases

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On January 13th, state legislators approved a colossal 764-page police and criminal justice reform bill that includes major changes, such as ending the practice of cash bail and money bonds, requiring all officers across Illinois to wear body cameras, and easing restrictions placed on those convicted of lesser charges. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/illinois-criminal-justice-reform-bill

Legislators designed the bill to address much more than Illinois’ policing standards, but time will tell what kind of effect its changes will have at the community and state level.

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When people make their wills, one major consideration to make is who will be named as the executor. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/iowa-probate-who-can-serve-as-an-executor

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As part of the bankruptcy process, you must include all secured, unsecured, priority, and nonpriority debts, regardless of whether the property securing the debt is considered essential for your livelihood; this is the case for both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/reaffirmation-agreement-in-bankruptcy

We’re assuming that those filing Chapter 13 are doing so because they can afford the new payment plan and wish to keep some or all of their personal property. But what if you’re filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and you don’t want to lose your home or car? Enter the reaffirmation agreement.

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Getting married to someone before their #divorce is finalized, even if you didn’t know they were still married, constitutes #bigamy. Bigamy is a federal crime and is illegal in all states; however, certain states, like Utah, have very lax rules on bigamy. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/married-someone-whose-divorce-was-not-finalized

If you didn’t know about your spouse’s existing marriage, you wouldn’t be in any direct violation of the law, but your spouse may be. Because the new marriage is illegal, it is considered void in every state and can be annulled.

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There is no doubt this question haunts the mind of many potential employees interviewing for new jobs, even more so for those who were let go versus leaving on their own terms. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/how-much-can-my-former-iowa-employer-disclose-about-me

But even model employees might wonder if a previous employer would say anything negative about them to a potential employer. After all, the employee leaving for a new position might have placed a strain on their old company and maybe the old employer just wants a little revenge.

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Under Iowa’s #impliedconsent law, any person who operates a motor vehicle is deemed to have given consent to a chemical test for breath, blood and/or urine if there’s reasonable grounds to believe the person was operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/iowa-implied-consent

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An estate plan usually contains a trust, last will and testament, power of attorney, healthcare proxies, beneficiary descriptions, account information, and many other entries dealing with assets and where they should end up. But not many people think about the nonmaterial aspect of their legacy that can be transferred through an ethical will. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/ethical-wills

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As the Covid-19 vaccine continues to roll out and vaccinations are cleared for teenagers and children, we expect to see an uptick in questions and conflicts from parents who disagree on how to handle vaccinating their children. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/parents-disagree-on-covid-19-vaccination

Married couples should face fewer legal issues if they disagree, but unmarried parents may have to contend with both issues within the family; such as who has the final decision regarding the child’s health and best interests, and from outside the family; such as limitations to the child’s activity. …

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