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Trust & Probate


Howes Law Firm, P.C. handles all aspects of Estate Planning including Trust & Probate. Our attorneys specializing in this field of law are: Casey Rigdon, Jase Jensen, and Steve Howes.
Contact Howes Law Firm, P.C. today at 319.396.2410 or by Email to set up an appointment for your Trust creation.


A trust is most simply something that is created in order to benefit someone.  A trust is a legal creation.  It is an interest someone has in property that is managed by another person, called a trustee.  A trust works like this:  Property is placed into a trust by someone; that someone names a trustee to manage the property that they placed in the trust; and that property is managed by the trustee for the benefit of a third person, the “beneficiary.”  The beneficiary can also be the person who created the trust.


Probate refers to the particular court that will oversee the administration of your estate as property is legally transferred to beneficiaries and heirs and other interested parties.

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.

To see the Estate Planning Guide in its entirety click here.

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