Fort Dodge, Iowa Estate Planning Lawyers

Fort Dodge, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(515) 576-0333 1728 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Drake Law Review, 1968-70
Fort Dodge, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(515) 576-4127 805 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Tax
Drake University , Order of the Coif, Member Drake Law Review
Humboldt, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(515) 332-1157 30 North 8th Street
Humboldt, IA 50548
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Humboldt, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(515) 332-4093 520 Sumner Avenue
Humboldt, IA 50548
Estate Planning, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Humboldt, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(515) 332-1157 30 North 8th Street
Humboldt, IA 50548
Estate Planning, Criminal, Juvenile and Probate
Webster City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(515) 835-7432 501 Bank St., Ste 2
Webster City, IA 50595
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
John Werden
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Carroll, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(712) 792-9752 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Drake University Law School
Ronald F. Eich
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Carroll, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(712) 792-3424 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Creighton University School of Law
Dario Zaffarano
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Ames, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(515) 233-6960 621 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Collections
Hamline University School of Law
Bruce Becker
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Sac City, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 662-4771 Main & State Streets
Sac City, IA 50583
Estate Planning
Ames, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
618 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Tax
Drake University Law School
Ames, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(515) 239-5000 618 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
Drake University School of Law
Carroll, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(712) 792-1633 621 N Clark St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Ames, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience
(515) 232-1761 612 Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Drake University Law School
Ames, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(515) 233-2052 218 SE 16th St
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
Lake City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 58 years experience
(712) 464-3175 823 W Main St
Lake City, IA 51449
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
Ames, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(515) 239-5000 618 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Tax
Boone, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(515) 433-0542 201 State St
Boone, IA 50036
Estate Planning
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Perry, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(515) 465-8800 1215 2nd St
Perry, IA 50220
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Tax
Ames, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(515) 239-5000 618 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law, Editor in Chief, Iowa Law Review and Law Clerk to the Honorable J.L. Larson, Supreme Court of Iowa,
Iowa Falls, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(402) 505-5400 701 Washington Ave.
PO Box 295
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Estate Planning and Business
Carroll, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 792-9241 805 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Ames, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 233-2052 218 SE 16th St
Ames, IA 50010
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Tax
Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law
Jefferson, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(515) 386-3158 115 E. Lincoln Way, Suite 200
Jefferson, IA 50129
Estate Planning, Municipal, Probate and Real Estate
Whittemore, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(515) 884-0022 405 Broad St
Whittemore, IA 50598
Estate Planning and Business
Iowa Falls, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(641) 648-5083 412 Washington Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126-2313
Estate Planning
Perry, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 465-4641 1401 Willis Ave
Perry, IA 50220
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Jefferson, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(515) 386-3158 115 E. Lincoln Way, Suite 200
Jefferson, IA 50129
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Randal Caldwell
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Newton, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(641) 792-4160 211 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Estate Planning, Elder, Municipal and Probate
University of Iowa
Experience Counselor with more than 30 years experience advising clients in stressful and difficult circumstances
Charles Hendricks
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(515) 222-9900 1454 30th
Suite 202
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Lisa A. Allison
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Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Drake University Law School
Colin L Hendricks
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Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(515) 242-2425 666 Grande Ave
Suite 2000
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
My practice primarily deals with estate planning, tax, and corporate formation/governance, though my law firm can help with almost any business need you may have.

I typically deal with individuals, families, and small business owners to (a) protect and arrange themselves during life, (b) provide guidance to loved ones upon their passing, especially for minor children, and (c) transition businesses and wealth from one generation to the next in an organized and tax-efficient manner.

Originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa (north central Iowa), my practice takes me all across the state of Iowa. I'm proud that my family has been providing...
Shannon D. Simms
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Grundy Center, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(319) 825-6161 106 4th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Drake University Law School
I am a licensed Attorney, certified Mediator and certified Collaborative Law Attorney in the State of Iowa and am passionate about providing quality client service through competency, communication and compassion. I am a part of the general practice firm, Nelson Law Firm, PLLC, where I provide legal services at our main office in Waterloo, Iowa and branch office in Grundy Center, Iowa. My practice areas include but are not limited to, business law, real estate, mediation, family law, including collaborative family law, creditors' rights law (including subrogation, collections and foreclosure), estate planning, probate, guardian/conservator law, and guardian ad litem services....
Chad W. Eichorn
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Drake University Law School
Chad grew up in Ames, Iowa. Prior to his career as an attorney, Chad was a minister for 10 years in local churches and denominational administration. Chad lives in West Des Moines with his wife, Sarah, and two boys, Walker and Max. Chad’s practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, and non-profit/charitable organizations. He is a licensed mediator for elder law matters. He has provided quality representation to a spectrum of clients including individuals, families, charities, municipalities and professional sports teams. Along with his work as an attorney, Chad routinely speaks at churches and other charitable organizations across the country...
Samuel Kreamer
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(515) 727-0900 7155 Lake Dr Ste 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Sam practices primarily in Estate Planning (including wills and trusts), probate law, succession planning and business law. In addition to being a lawyer, he is also a certified public accountant. Sam received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Southern California (U.S.C.) in 1978, and his Juris Doctorate at Drake University in 1981. Sam is licensed to practice law in all courts within Iowa, as well as the following Federal Courts: Northern and Southern District of Iowa, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. Sam is a member of the...
David William Patton
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Storm Lake, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(712) 732-6720 216 East Fifth Street
Post Office Box 900
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Drake University
Dave Patton has practiced law for over 35 years, initially in private practice in a suburban law firm in Des Moines, Iowa; then as staff attorney for a small state agency (the Iowa Governor’s Office of Planning and Programming), followed by a move to Richmond, Virginia, where he became a partner in a boutique law firm engaged in business and environmental litigation almost exclusively in federal courts, before returning to his hometown to raise his four boys and engage in the general practice of law, limited to marital, custody, and property disputes, estate and probate matters, real estate and business...
Alexandria Vandenberg
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Ankeny, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 964-2000 1610 SW Main Street, Suite 207
Ankeny, IA 50023
Estate Planning, Family, Juvenile and Probate
Drake University Law School
Thad Murphy
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street Ste 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Iowa School of Law
A northeast Iowa native, Thad grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of West Union, Iowa. After graduating from the University of Iowa College of law, he practiced for three years in Davenport, Iowa and has practiced since 2003 in Dubuque, Iowa. He has also maintained an office in Davenport since 2007. Currently practicing out of the Pioneer Law branch in Dubuque, Thad focuses on estate planning, elder law, Social Security disability and veterans disability. When not spending time with his wife and two daughters, Thad enjoys speaking with other attorneys and professional groups. In the past Thad...
Emily Eisenlauer
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West Des Moines, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(515) 727-0986 1415 28th Street
Suite 160
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Drake University
Emily was born and raised in the Des Moines area. She graduated from Drake University Law School in 2018 with High Honors, where she was a Junior Member of the Drake Law Review and Treasurer of the Moot Court Board. Emily found her love for Estate Planning and Elder Law while assisting low-income seniors with legal matters at the Drake Legal Clinic. She practices out of the West Des Moines office of Pearson Bollman Law and focuses on estate planning, elder law, and probate/trust administration. Outside of the office, Emily enjoys spending time with her dog, Ruth, biking the local...
Joel T. S. Greer
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Marshalltown, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 752-5467 112 W Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Iowa College of Law
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (top 1%) Past President, Iowa State Bar Association Past President, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (250) Past V.P., Iowa Association for Justice (f.k.a. Iowa Trial Lawyers) Founding Board of Directors, American Academy of ADR Attorneys Past Chair, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission Past Member, Iowa Supreme Court Nominating Commission Top Great Plains SuperLawyers (top 5%) Board of Directors, Iowa Defense Counsel Association Board of Directors, Iowa Law School Foundation AVVO rating 10/10
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.