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Des Moines, Iowa

Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer in Des Moines

From drafting a simple will to family business succession planning, the Law Office of Tod J. Beavers can help you plan for your financial future. Des Moines trusts and estates lawyer Tod Beavers has extensive experience and advanced training in estate planning and probate law. He holds an advanced legal degree in federal taxation, and has developed sophisticated wealth preservation and tax avoidance strategies for complex and high-asset family estates.

Talking to an estate planning lawyer is the first step in preparing for your future. Attorney Beavers will discuss your goals and wishes, and will help you prepare and preserve your finances for future generations.

For further information, on estate planning, call the Law Office of Tod J. Beavers at 515-875-4812. Your initial consultation is free.

Our firm provides comprehensive estate planning services, including:

  • Creating simple will packages: For many families, a will together with a durable power of attorney and medical power of attorney, covers their basic estate planning needs. These documents can assure a smooth transfer of property and heirlooms and protect their financial and medical treatment interests.
  • Drafting a health care directive to physicians ("living will"): Living wills make sure your end-of-life treatment decisions are carried out in the event of your incapacitation.
  • Assisting with complex estate planning: For families with extensive assets or business interests, it can be highly desirable to address tax avoidance, family business succession issues and wealth preservation. We can explain the function of real estate trusts, investment trusts, family limited partnership trusts, grantor-retained trusts and life insurance trusts and you can decide whether any of these are right for your own unique circumstances. We also represent clients in U.S. Tax Court, and offers reliable and fully informed tax advice outside of estate planning contexts.
  • Establishing guardianships: In the event of your death or incapacitation, a guardianship arrangement can ensure your children are taken care of by the person you choose ¾ not someone chosen by the court. We can assist in establishing guardianships for minor children.
  • Assisting with estate administration and probate: We can represent the executor or personal representative in marshaling assets, distributing assets, paying creditors and providing the final accounting. In cases involving contested or defective wills or trusts, we represent either the estate or an heir in probate litigation. We also provide prompt and efficient remote estate administration services in cases where the executor or next of kin resides outside of Iowa.

Contact probate lawyer Tod Beavers in Des Moines to discuss your best options for estate planning. We offer free initial consultations.

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309 Court Avenue, Suite 201
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 515-875-4812
Fax: 515-875-4813
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