Changes to the Iowa Small Estate Statute A person with up to $200,000 can now be transferred through the probate process a little easier because of the changes to Iowa Code Chapter 365 which is the new Small Estate Statute. Recently passed legislation significantly changes the Chapter so that it...
Michael Koury Jr
In December 2017, with Nearly 45 years of practice law, Michael J. Koury Jr (the father) has decided to retire from full time practice of law. He plans to spend a lot more time visiting and playing with his grandchildren and family and traveling with his wife, Jackie. We are honored to have had Mike practice here for nearly 16 years. We wish him the very best in the next phase of his journey.
Michael E Motto
Mike E Motto, our youngest partner, was newly newly sworn in as a magistrate in July 2017 for the 7th Judicial District and will serve part time in Scott County Iowa
United States Supreme Court
We are pleased to announce that Attorney Joseph Creen is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Coronavirus update We are available by phone, by appointment and are working either in the office or remotely. In office apointments are still available, but no walk in availabel for awhile.
In a response to the uncertainty of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, Bsuh, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan PLC law firm announced in mid March that the majority of its lawyers and staff are working remotely beginning on Friday, March 20,2020. The firm will continually monitor this rapidly evolvi...
Estate planning for a parent of a disabled child under the age of 26 years, especially if the child is on, or likely to apply for, SSI or Medicaid, should include discussion and possible use of the Iowa A.B.L.E. accounts.
Each day 17-18 lives are lost because of a fatigued driver, according to the 2014 study by AAA Foundation. 21% of all deadly crashes are because of drowsy/fatigued drivers. An additional 13% of all crashes resulted in serious injury with hospitalization because of fatigued drivers. A total of 41%...
Elder abuse is a serious problem in the United States. Illinois has a new legal weapon to fight elder abuse. Beginning January 1, 2015 a new part of the Illinois Probate Code, entitled “Presumptively Void Transfers” went into effect. It provides a new legal tool to right the wrong inflicted on the vulnerable elderly.