Helping Families Through Life’s Transitions
At Krehbiel Law Office, PLC, our lead attorney has over 30 years of estate planning and probate service experience throughout southeastern Iowa. The process is often difficult and confusing, but we are here to make sure you are protected. We offer qualified, personal legal services to individuals, families and business owners. Let us help when it matters most.
Planning To Protect Yourself And Your Assets
Advanced estate planning is a strategic and important way to protect your assets, investments and the best interests of your family. Not only do you need to think about your assets, but you are also planning for your own future care if you become unable to care for yourself at some point. We have experience in:
- Preparation of last will and testament
- Creating trusts
- Planning for disability
- Long-term care needs
- Powers of attorney
- Health care powers of attorney
- Transferring or selling real estate
No matter where you are at in the process, we can help you make those difficult decisions by providing you with proper guidance. Attorney Krehbiel has over 30 years of experience helping clients achieve their goals for themselves and their families.
Understanding The Probate Process
The probate process involves the administration of an estate, including the collection of assets, identification of debts, payment of taxes, distribution to beneficiaries and the general handling of an estate after death. Working with an experienced lawyer throughout the probate process is critical.
Many cases become complicated quickly, leaving assets at stake and executors open to liability. You need to have qualified representation throughout the process to ensure proper filing and handling of documentation, correct distribution of assets and compliance with the law.
While the probate process is a necessary legal step for many people, it is not necessary for it to be stressful or confusing for executors or beneficiaries. Our goal is to handle the required legal steps in a professional and timely manner.
Family tensions sometimes arise. We work to ensure that all persons involved understand the process and that all persons who contact our office are treated respectfully. To those ends, we have developed an organized method of handling estates, have written information readily available for both executors and beneficiaries, and have a policy of accepting telephone calls from all persons related to an estate unless precluded by confidentiality restrictions or scheduling considerations.
Don’t Wait; Call Today
We understand that many clients will seek out our services at a difficult time. You can trust that we will remain attentive and available to answer your questions and address your concerns. We will help you navigate the legal process. Call our office in Donnellson at (319) 569-0498 or contact us by email. We offer weekend and evening hours as well as home visits, by appointment. Our office is handicap accessible.