Review: “We had recently relocated back to Iowa from Colorado and the seller here in Iowa did not want to use real estate agents for the transaction. We agreed and then researched and then hired Mr. Gardner to assist us. He exhi...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Business, Trusts, Real Estate
I have been an attorney for more than 35 years, practicing in the areas of estate planning and probate. More than ten years ago, I added the area of elder law to my practice. Then, in 2010, I became a VA Accredited Attorney which authorizes me t...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
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.
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Power Of Attorney, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning
Review: “I have been a client of his for almost a year. He doesn't charge me for all the stupid legal questions I have for him. He is very knowledgeable on all pieces of law. I would refer anyone to him and trust him completely.”
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Divorce & Separation, Wills & Living Wills
Concentrating on Estate Planning, Probate/Trust Administration, and Elder Law, or firm helps families plan for life, deal with death, preserve wealth, and protect inheritances. Our clients engage us when planning for the two most important aspect...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Medicaid & Medicare, Estate Planning
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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.