Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese. You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand. You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.
The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls. Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails. An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.
Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs. Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible. It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.
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As a forward-thinking Des Moines attorney firm, we pride ourselves on blending time-honored legal practices with innovative strategies. Our approach combines focused aggression with honest practicality, ensuring that you receive not just traditional legal advice but also creative solutions that are tailored to the complexities of your case. This unique blend allows us to make bold, informed moves when necessary, ensuring the best possible outcome for you.
Dealing with legal issues, especially in tumultuous times, can be overwhelming. Emotions often cloud judgment, making problems seem larger than they are. Our role is to provide you with clear, high-quality legal advice that cuts through the confusion. As experienced divorce attorneys in Des Moines, we understand the intricacies of family law and are adept at guiding you through these challenging times with empathy and clarity. We ensure that you are fully aware of your rights, responsibilities, and options, empowering you to make informed decisions.
Our commitment extends beyond the courtroom; we aim to offer practical advice that resonates with your daily life. Whether you're navigating a complex divorce, a property dispute, or any other legal matter, our attorneys in Des Moines, Iowa, provide counsel in a manner that's easy for you to understand and apply. We take the time to understand your specific circumstances, offering personalized guidance every step of the way. With us, you're not just hiring a lawyer; you're gaining a partner who's invested in the successful resolution of your legal challenges.
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In this video, our Des Moines trust attorneys explain how a trust is where one person, called the trustee, holds the title to property on behalf of someone else, known as the beneficiary. This can be the same person, allowing for a person to maintain control of the property held in the trust. Living trusts, specifically, are trusts created while the party creating it is still alive, rather than one that is created upon the person’s death under the terms of something like a well. The beneficiaries named in the living trust will receive the trust property upon your death. In Iowa, the main advantage of making a living trust is to avoid the potential family conflicts and delays of probate court proceedings following your death. Because Iowa doesn’t follow the Uniform Probate Code, a living trust can be a much easier solution than going through Iowa’s complex probate process.
In this video, our Des Moines chapter 7 bankruptcy attorneys explain how Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a filing which allows some individual persons to wipe out many debts. It is designed to eliminate most debts, while selling some assets to compensate creditors. Many assets are exempt under Iowa and federal law. A trustee will be appointed by the court to collect the debtor’s non-exempt assets and to sell them to the creditors to repay debts.
In this video, our Des Moines traffic attorneys explain how an aggravated OWI involves certain aggravating factors that elevate the charge from a serious misdemeanor to an aggravated misdemeanor or felony misdemeanor. Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), is the same as a DUI or DWI in other states, just different terminology. An individual commits the offense of operating while intoxicated if he or she operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drug or a combination of the two. As in all other states, it is illegal to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher while driving, or having a controlled substance in the blood as tested through blood, urine, or breathalyzer.