Mark H. Ogden joined Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman in November 1994, having... more
Mark H. Ogden joined Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman in November 1994, having previously been a partner at the law firm of Pickens Barnes and Abernathy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After graduation from law school Mr. Ogden served for over three years as a trust officer in a local bank. Mr. Ogden has more than 28 years of experience in the practice of law.
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.