Manchester, Iowa Estate Planning Lawyers

Dean D. Carrington
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Iowa City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52244
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
Dean grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Iowa City, passed the Certified Public Accountant exam, and focuses on pre-death estate planning and post-death trust/estate administration. His practice includes (i) establishing revocable (living) trusts to avoid probate and facilitate privacy, (ii) creating wills, trusts and retirement-account beneficiary designations with customized provisions to accomplish family-specific goals, such as delaying inheritances for immature beneficiaries, (iii) implementing powers of attorney for finances and for healthcare/medical directives (living wills), and (iv) administering probate estates and trusts and filing the necessary tax returns.
Thomas H. Gelman
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Iowa City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52244
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
Tom was born and raised in Iowa City. He received his BA degree from Harvard University in 1975 and then returned home to attend the University of Iowa College of Law. After completing law school in 1978, Tom joined the law firm where he has been a partner since 1983. Tom represents individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations on a variety of legal matters principally in areas of business and transactional law, including contracts, real estate, business and non-profit entities, estate and gift planning, administration of trusts and estates, healthcare, and charitable foundations. In addition to his legal practice, Tom has...
Ryan Prahm
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Coralville, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(319) 351-2028 425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Dell A. Richard
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Coralville, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(319) 354-9592 845 Quarry Road
Suite 130
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Melvin O. Shaw
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Coralville, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(319) 337-7429 1303 5th Street
Suite 104B
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Melvin O. Shaw is a solo, general practicing attorney at The Law Office of Melvin O. Shaw, P.LC., located in Coralville, Iowa. His general practice areas include real estate, estate planning and probate, and business law. Melvin graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2004. Melvin earned an M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Melvin is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (Probate, Real Estate, Business Law, and Family Law committees). He...
Jaime C. Watts
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Coralville, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(319) 351-2028 425 E. Oakdale Blvd., Suite 201
Coralville, IA 52241
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Daniel P Kitchen
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Washington, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(319) 653-5297 217 West Main Street
Washington, IA 52353
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Daniel P. Kitchen, J.D., practices law in Southeast Iowa from his office in Washington, Iowa. Mr. Kitchen's general practice is focused on providing professional legal services suiting individual and small business needs, including, but not limited to, family and divorce law, debtor and creditor bankruptcy, contracts, real estate, wills, and estate planning. Mr. Kitchen is licensed to practice before the State courts for Iowa and Illinois, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa and the Central District of Illinois.
Chad W. Eichorn
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Marion, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(319) 531-7992 309 7th Ave Ste 200
Marion, IA 52302
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...
Scott Flynn
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Iowa City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(319) 337-3167 119 Wright St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
Kristy Arzberger
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Mason City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(641) 424-3131 1531 S Monroe Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Richard M Roller
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Bettendorf, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
2414 18th Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Estate Planning
Newton, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(641) 792-3595 208 N 2nd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Drake University Law School
Traer, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(319) 478-8645 601 1st St
Traer, IA 50675
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
Iowa City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(319) 351-8181 920 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of Iowa College of Law .
Davenport, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 52 years experience
(563) 359-4351 5167 Utica Ridge Rd
Davenport, IA 52807
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
University of Iowa Law School
Waukon, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(563) 568-3439 25 1st Ave NW
Waukon, IA 52172
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Tax
Waverly, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 56 years experience
(319) 352-1148 123 1st St SE
Waverly, IA 50677
Estate Planning, Administrative, Bankruptcy and Business
Various Harvard Law School short courses.
Davenport, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(563) 326-4060 3425 E Locust St Ste 201
Davenport, IA 52803
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
UC Hastings COL
Davenport, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(563) 324-8244 601 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52803
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Marshalltown, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years experience
(641) 752-4507 102 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Traer, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 54 years experience
(319) 478-8645 601 1st St
Traer, IA 50675
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Tax
Waverly, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 352-1637 303 1st Ave NE
Waverly, IA 50677
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
University of Nebraska, Lincoln College of Law
Traer, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(319) 478-8645 601 1st St
Traer, IA 50675
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
Washington, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(319) 653-2147 112 S Avenue B
Washington, IA 52353
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Traer, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 54 years experience
(319) 478-8645 601 1st St
Traer, IA 50675
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Divorce
Waverly, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(319) 352-1148 123 1st St SE
Waverly, IA 50677
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Employment
Decorah, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(952) 920-6825 3395 Bluffton Rd
Decorah, IA 52101
Estate Planning, Business and Health Care
Columbus Junction, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(319) 728-2219 222 Main St
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
University of Iowa College of Law
Decorah, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(563) 382-2959 212 Winnebago St
Decorah, IA 52101
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
Iowa Falls, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(402) 505-5400 701 Washington Ave.
PO Box 295
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Estate Planning and Business
Marshalltown, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(641) 352-5005 2324 S 5th Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law .
Grinnell, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(641) 236-6506 833 Broad St
Grinnell, IA 50112
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
Marshalltown, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(641) 752-4507 102 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Tax
Davenport, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(319) 326-6640 310 N Main St
Davenport, IA 52801
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Bettendorf, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(563) 355-5303 3870 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Estate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Hampton, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(641) 456-2555 9 1st St SW
Hampton, IA 50441
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder and Tax
Davenport, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(563) 324-1971 111 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
University of Iowa Law School
Marshalltown, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 58 years experience
(641) 752-4507 102 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Iowa City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(319) 351-8181 920 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
University of Iowa Law School
Charles City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(641) 228-6010 119 N Jackson St
Charles City, IA 50616
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
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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.