Agricultural Law for Iowa and Missouri

Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Iowa Legislature recently enacted the Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act (IUPAA). The Act became effective law on July 1, 2014 and codified in the Iowa Code under Section 633B. The IUPAA greatly expands the state law governing the use of powers of attorney. A primary purpose for the enactment is to prevent abuse by individuals exercising authority under a power of attorney and to help ensure finances and estate plans are not misused or altered to benefit the recipient of a power of attorney. Continue reading