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Last Will and Testament

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Howes Law Firm, P.C. handles all aspects of Estate Planning including Last Will and Testaments. Our attorneys specializing in this type of law are: Barb Connolly, Kevin “Casey” Rigdon, Jase Jensen, and Steve Howes.

Commonly referred to simply as a “Will”, your Last Will and Testament sets forth your wishes on where your property will go once you pass away. Through a Will you can also make important decisions on the care of others, such as naming a Guardian for your minor children and establishing a Trust for the purpose of their care.

Contact Howes Law Firm, P.C. today at 319.396.2410 or by Email to set up an appointment for your Last Will and Testament.

It is also a good idea to set up a Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will along with your Last Will and Testament.

Durable Power of Attorney for Medical & Financial Decisions

Iowa law allows citizens in the State to establish a durable power of attorney, which is a document that allows you to name someone, called an “attorney-in-fact,” to make decisions for you in the event that you are unable to do so.  You can establish attorney-in-fact to make both financial decisions and medical decisions for you.

Declaration Relating to Use of Life-Sustaining Procedures (Living Will)

A living will gives you control on what you want to happen to your body if you have a terminal condition.  By having a living will, you direct medical professionals to withdraw life-sustaining procedures if you have a terminal condition.

The following is an excerpt from our Firm’s Estate Planning Guide:

What is Estate Planning?

Your estate includes all of your interests in land and other property.  Estate planning, however, can encompass many more important considerations for you and your family.  This short guide is meant to serve as a general introduction to some of the issues and tools relating to your estate.  Working with an attorney at Howes Law Firm regarding estate planning is meant to help you plan for the future and take care of yourself and those who are important to you. For further information on these topics, please see any of our qualified attorneys.  Initial consultations are of no charge.

Why should I have an Estate Plan?

An estate plan is important for several reasons, but the main reason is to help yourself, your loved ones, friends, and other people or organizations which have special meaning to you.  By having an estate plan, you can appoint decision makers, direct your property to be distributed where you want it to go, and you have organized your wishes in a way that allows for the maximum amount of efficiency in settling your estate.

The Estate Planning Guide can be viewed in its entirety here.

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