May 24, 2016

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 pro...

May 9, 2016

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 ca...

May 3, 2016

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there are many events which occur in life which require an update to your estate plans, and some goals naturally go out of date and therefore require review and change.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 upd...

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