Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney & Living Wills
When most people think of estate planning, they think of a last will & testament (will) or power of attorney. In reality, estate planning encompasses a wide variety of retirement and end-of-life planning decisions. Some decisions are simple, while other decisions are extremely complicated and require an attorney with knowledge of many areas, including tax law, business law, corporate law, and probate law.
Our attorneys provide service to our clients in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota to determine and formulate their estate planning goals regardless of whether those goals are financial or personal in nature. From a financial perspective, careful estate planning can help our clients avoid or reduce tax liability upon their death and preserve a larger share of their estate for their intended beneficiaries. A client’s personal goals may include having their estate avoid probate, general piece of mind, or the satisfaction of knowing their legacy will pass smoothly to their intended beneficiaries. Our lawyers are highly skilled in every facet of the estate planning process.
We Can Help
Some of the matters handled by attorneys include:
- Last Will and Testament
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions (Medical Powers of Attorney)
- Declarations Relating to Use of Life-Sustaining Treatment (Living Wills)
- Revocable Trusts
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Medical Assistance Income Trusts (Miller Trusts)
- Special or Supplemental Needs Trusts for disabled individuals