Helping You Plan For The Future

Estate planning is necessary to set forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets after your passing and end of life issues.

The estate planning attorneys of Hansen, McClintock & Riley in Des Moines, Iowa, can help you through the process of creating or revising an estate plan.

A typical estate plan may include the following documents:

  • Living will: Also called an advance health care directive, this document tells your family and health care providers your preferences regarding end-of-life care.
  • Medical power of attorney: If you become unable to make important decisions about your own health care, this document designates a person you trust to make them for you.
  • Will: A will includes an up-to-date list of your assets and designates whom you would like to own them after you have died. Wills can also name guardians for your minor children.
  • Guardianships/conservatorships A guardianship gives another person legal responsibility for the care of a minor child. A conservatorship is a guardianship for an adult.
  • Durable power of attorney: This document names a person you trust to manage your affairs if you are no longer able to do so.
  • Trusts: For people with significant assets, a trust can be an effective tool for protecting their estate. Our estate planning lawyers can advise you regarding whether a trust is an appropriate option in your situation.
  • Probate: After the death of a family member, we will file all of the necessary court paperwork, resolve outstanding debts and taxes, and transfer title of assets to the beneficiaries named in the will.
  • Probate litigation: We represent clients involved in will contests and other disputes.

The best time to plan for your future is now before any emergency happens. Estate planning attorneys at Hansen, McClintock & Riley can assist you in addressing your needs and planning for your family’s future needs.