Des Moines Probate Lawyers — 46 found

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  1. Des Moines Probate Attorney Margaret E. Dukelow Van Houten

    Margaret Van Houten

    I have practiced law since 1979, with a focus on estate and tax planning for larger estates, complex trust and estate administration matters, charitable organizations and retirement... more
    Licensed for 36 years - $330-$350/hour
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
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    9.6

  2. Des Moines Probate Attorney Matthew Dean Gardner

    Matthew Gardner Pro

    Urbandale, IA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 18 years - $200-$276/hour
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    9.5

    515-421-4411
  3. Des Moines Probate Attorney Phyllis E. Pearson

    Phyllis Pearson Pro

    Over 35 years of probating estates and administering trusts!
    Licensed for 36 years
    AVVO
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    8.6

    515-727-0986
  4. Des Moines Probate Attorney Ronald Lloyd Anderson

    Ronald Anderson

    I am a life long resident of Iowa with a commitment to fast and friendly service to my clients. I attempt to simplify and ease the legal process and make it cost effective for my clients.
    Licensed for 38 years - $150-$200/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.8

  5. Des Moines Probate Attorney Martin C. Sprock

    Martin Sprock

    Des Moines, IA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 38 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
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    6.5

  6. Des Moines Probate Attorney D. Scott Simpson

    D. Simpson

    Des Moines, IA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 22 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.5

  7. Des Moines Probate Attorney Max C. Burkey

    Max Burkey

    Des Moines, IA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 39 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.5

  8. Des Moines Probate Attorney Jana Weiler

    Jana Weiler

    Des Moines, IA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 4 years
    Not yet reviewed
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    6.5

  9. Des Moines Probate Attorney Mark William Beerman

    Mark Beerman

    Des Moines, IA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 42 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

  10. Des Moines Probate Attorney Christine Broghammer Long

    Christine Long

    Des Moines, IA Probate Attorney
    Licensed for 24 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.5

Probate

Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.