Monthly Archives: April 2020

Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission Temporarily Suspend Certain Proceedings

April 24, 2020

Criminal and Civil Cases  In the wake of Covid-19, the Iowa Supreme Court has issued a set of orders temporarily suspending civil trials as well as non-emergency criminal trials. Not all court proceedings are impacted by these orders. Trials that are affected are set to resume on: June 1, 2020: criminal non-jury trials June 15, […]

Grefe & Sidney Continues to Operate Amid COVID-19

Grefe & Sidney is here for you. Our team remains hard at work and continues to provide excellent legal services to both new and existing clients. To ensure the health and safety of our clients, staff, and community during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, we have closed our Des Moines and Pella offices to the public […]

Estate Planning During Covid-19

April 16, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the State of Iowa, our office has received an increasing number of calls from concerned clients wanting to either have estate planning documents prepared or to update their existing documents.  As such, we thought a brief summary of some of the basic estate planning documents might be useful. Powers […]

SECURE Act Brings Changes to Longstanding Retirement Strategies

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which became effective earlier this year, has made many changes to longstanding retirement rules.  As a result, many clients have contacted our office recently with questions regarding how the Act affects their estate planning, if at all.  Below is a brief summary of the changes […]