Can I Make My Own Will?
As long as your will conforms with the requirements set forth in Chapter 633 of the Iowa Code, or the Iowa Probate Code, you can certainly draft your own will and trust documents. That said, the more complicated your situation is, the less we recommend doing this. It is never a bad idea to discuss your estate planning needs with experienced and trustworthy estate lawyers, even if it is just to find out that you can in fact proceed on your own. What are the Basic Requirements
How Can I Mentor and Influence my Children After I’m Dead?
Even thinking about our own mortality causes most of us great anxiety, but when there are minor children involved, these feelings are intensified. One thing clients often ask us is how they can still influence their children and how their children are raised if something happens to them. Obviously, once you are dead you can only have but so much influence. There are some things you can do when estate planning, however, that can help you make your wishes known to your children
How Often Should You Review and Update Your Estate Plan?
After you put all of the time and thought required into your original estate plan, the last thing you want to hear is that it needs to be reviewed and updated periodically. That said, there are many events which occur in life which require an update to your estate plans, and some goals naturally go out of date and therefore require review and change. No matter what, we recommend our clients and potential clients review and update their estate plans every three years, and no l