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Ethan Huizenga

The Huizenga Law Firm, P.C.

Ethan Huizenga

The Huizenga Law Firm, P.C.

Ethan Huizenga

The Huizenga Law Firm, P.C.

I’m a steward. That means I must use my skills and talents as effectively and efficiently as possible, not for my glory, but in the way that best glorifies God. It means sharing my passion for that work—my Kingdom work—with my clients through good counsel and well-written documents.

I’m husband to Amber. I’m a father of three. I’ve had a passion for technology for as long as I can remember. I was a Star Wars fanatic before Star Wars was cool. I’m a coffee snob and a beer snob. I have a love for all great food, especially  barbecue. But fish doesn’t count.

Professionally, I got my law degree at Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008, and am licensed in Missouri (2008) and Iowa (2010). My practice is focused on just four areas: long-term care planning, estate planning, business planning, and probate and trust administration.

I am the sole owner and attorney at The Huizenga Law Firm, P.C., and am also Of Counsel for the Waagmeester Law Office, handling their estate planning and probate and working to build a long-term care planning practice there.

 

Firm Description

As a boutique law firm, we don't spread our energy over a wide variety of practice areas.  At Huizenga Law, we focus on elder law and estate planning only.  We pride ourselves on our ethical, efficient, and effective counsel as well as the meaningful relationships we strive to build with our clients. We at Huizenga Law insist that our workers communicate with your regularly and honestly throughout every steps of the planning process.

Starting a family? Lawyer Ethan Huizenga can help you set up a plan to take care of your kids if the worst happens. Starting a business? Huizenga Law Firm can help set things up for the long haul. Looking to transition the farm? We can help you balance the family considerations with the financial ones. Worried about long-term care? Our legal team will help you navigate the maze of regulations to find the options that fit your needs best.

If you’re here because you need help planning for or navigating the difficult transitions that come as we age, you came to the right place. Welcome to the Huizenga Law family.

Give us a call at 712-737-3885 and we can help you plan for your future.

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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM

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118 Second Street NE
Orange City, IA 51041

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Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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