Iowa Estate Planning/Wills Attorneys

Des Moines, Iowa estate planning/wills lawyers

People are often understandably reluctant to deal with issues of estate planning and wills. However, estate planning is an essential component of an individual’s financial life that should not be ignored. Many people are unaware of the heavy impact of estate taxation and fail to recognize the need for competent and creative legal advice. An experienced law firm, such as the Patterson Law Firm, can maximize the amount of assets passing to your loved ones and can protect your hard-earned life’s work.

Let us plan for your heirs

The Patterson Law Firm offers a wide range of estate planning. We are available for drafting wills and trusts, and for all probate services. We are skilled at preparing:

  • Living trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Minor’s trusts
  • Special-needs trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts

We also provide counsel on how to preserve assets from catastrophic, long-term health care costs and are skilled at advising clients on sophisticated life time and post-mortem income tax planning.

Planning for the future by drafting an estate plan is extremely important for those you leave behind. Your survivors deserve to be able to grieve without worrying about finances, and they deserve to receive the wealth that you worked hard to accumulate. Disregarding the estate planning process can be detrimental to the financial health of your survivors. Planning is particularly important to safeguard the interests of children.
We can assist with the following:

  • Advance health care directives, also called living wills
  • Power of attorney
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Wills
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Will contests

Our estate planning lawyers can sit down with you and advise you about if a trust is an appropriate option in your situation. The planning process is not just for the elderly. Rather, it should begin early in life in order to protect assets. Your plan should be reviewed and reevaluated as the size, value and complexity of your assets increases.

In order to preserve your estate, there are many components of an estate plan which must be implemented. Our lawyers can assist you with asset and income preservation and with the creation of appropriate liquidity when needed to satisfy tax obligations, without threatening your estate as a whole. The Patterson Law Firm’s lawyers offer knowledgeable and caring legal advice to our clients, always keeping in mind that we are representing people, and protecting future generations.

If you have questions concerning Iowa estate planning, wills, trusts or probate, contact the Patterson Law Firm for a free initial consultation.