Des Moines Estate Planning Lawyer, Iowa


Includes: Gift Taxation

Benjamin D. Bruner

Estate Planning, Wills & Probate, Real Estate, Tax
Status:  In Good Standing           

Heather Wood

Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Frank A. Comito

Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance, Litigation
Status:  In Good Standing           

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Michael Kenny Thibodeau

Social Security, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Corporate, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years
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Scott A. Hall

Corporate, Collection, Family Law, Estate Planning, Construction
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  13 Years

Lyle L. Simpson

Agriculture, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  58 Years

John Michael Bouslog

Landlord-Tenant, Trusts, Estate Planning, Corporate, Collection
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  36 Years

Robert A. Vanorsdel

International Tax, Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Kent Arden Herink

Real Estate, Copyright, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
Status:  In Good Standing           

Valerie A. Cramer

Construction, Estate Planning, Employment, Civil Rights, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  18 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

TESTAMENTARY TRUST

A trust created by a will, effective only upon the death of the willmaker.

CREDIT SHELTER TRUST

See AB trust.

LIFE BENEFICIARY

A person who receives benefits, under a trust or by will, for his or her lifetime. For an example, see AB trust.

PREDECEASED SPOUSE

In the law of wills, a spouse who dies before the will maker while still married to him or her.

AUGMENTED ESTATE

In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used on... (more...)
In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used only in some states. Its value is calculated only if a surviving spouse declines whatever he or she was left by will and instead claims a share of the deceased spouse's estate. (This is called taking against the will.) The amount of this 'statutory share' or 'elective share' depends on state law.

POUR-OVER WILL

A will that 'pours over' property into a trust when the will maker dies. Property left through the will must go through probate before it goes into the trust.

UNIFORM TRANSFER-ON-DEATH SECURITY ACT

A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using... (more...)
A statute that allows people to name a beneficiary to inherit stocks or bonds without probate. The owner of the securities can register them with a broker using a simple form that names a person to receive the property after the owner's death. Every state but Texas has adopted the statute.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

COUNTERCLAIM

A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wron... (more...)
A defendant's court papers that seek to reverse the thrust of the lawsuit by claiming that it was the plaintiff -- not the defendant -- who committed legal wrongs, and that as a result it is the defendant who is entitled to money damages or other relief. Usually filed as part of the defendant's answer -- which also denies plaintiff's claims -- a counterclaim is commonly but not always based on the same events that form the basis of the plaintiff's complaint. For example, a defendant in an auto accident lawsuit might file a counterclaim alleging that it was really the plaintiff who caused the accident. In some states, the counterclaim has been replaced by a similar legal pleading called a cross-complaint. In other states and in federal court, where counterclaims are still used, a defendant must file any counterclaim that stems from the same events covered by the plaintiff's complaint or forever lose the right to do so. In still other states where counterclaims are used, they are not mandatory, meaning a defendant is free to raise a claim that it was really the plaintiff who was at fault either in a counterclaim or later as part of a separate lawsuit.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IOWA SUPREME COURT v. Lickiss

... The commission further recommends that, prior to reinstatement, Lickiss provide proof that he (1) has returned all wills and client materials to clients for whom he provided estate planning and probate services prior to the date of his suspension, (2) has attended continuing legal ...

ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY BD. v. Murphy

... The district court entered an order appointing Patricia as the guardian and conservator of Doss. Murphy was designated as the attorney for Patricia. After the conservatorship and guardianship was opened, Doss continued to include the Murphys in her estate planning. ...

IN THE MATTER OF ESTATE AND TRUST OF OTTEROS

... a week in 1998. 9. The 1998 changes were done in secret; only the attorney, Poppen, Elsie and Martin knew of the changes. Before this everyone knew what Elsie's estate planning consisted of. Persons seeking to set aside ...