Cedar Rapids Probate Attorneys
Legal Representation for Executors, Heirs & Beneficiaries
When an individual passes away, his or her property must be legally transferred to heirs or beneficiaries. This is commonly done through the courts in what is known as probate, which is subject to state laws. The probate process can be complicated and raise disputes among heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, and other interested parties. The assistance or representation of an experienced Cedar Rapids probate lawyer can be indispensable to executors and others involved in the process.
Howes Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience assisting clients with the Iowa probate process. Our firm has built a strong reputation for outstanding legal service in the region since we first opened our doors in 1989. We take pride in the depth of experience, commitment to service, and professionalism that we bring to every probate case and urge you to reach out to us in your family’s time of need.
Iowa Probate Representation or Assistance
Depending on the complexity of your probate matter, you may wish to hire an attorney from our firm to handle the entire probate process from start to finish or to help with some aspect of the process.
The probate process can vary depending on whether the deceased party passed away with or without a valid last will and testament. If they died without a will, then the estate must be handled under the supervision of the court by the named or an appointed personal representative/executor according to Iowa law. A Cedar Rapids probate lawyer at Howes Law Firm, P.C. can also advise you on legal matters and other probate issues presented to you by the personal representative/executor.
The probate process involves:
- Locating and valuing or appraising assets and property
- Paying debts and taxes
- Resolving disputes
- Distributing remaining assets to appropriate beneficiaries
The probate process can be long and involved and complex; it may take many months or even a year to complete.
Tailored Service for Your Needs
Regardless of how complex your case may be, Howes Law Firm, P.C. can help. We offer tailored legal service based on your needs and goals and will work diligently to help you resolve the matter efficiently.
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