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O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

More information about our Des Moines Will Contest Attorneys:

Our highly experienced Des Moines will contest attorneys will be your advocate and fight for your rights during your Des Moines will dispute. Our attorneys help executors defend a will, beneficiaries or individuals who know their rights aren't being protected.We will focus in on key issues of any case to help you create a formal objection to the validity of the will. Our dedicated teams of attorneys will ensure you are put in the best position to succeed and receive a favorable outcome. Explore our cost effective solutions to get what you need out of your will contest case. 


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Des Moines Will Contest Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Des Moines Will Contest Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

2716 Grand Ave., Ste. 2

Des Moines, IA 50312

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What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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Further Reading from our Des Moines Will Contest Attorneys

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Discovery and Evidence In A Will Contest and Proving the Decedents Intent

In this video, our Des Moines will contest attorneys explain how a will determines how an individual’s estate and assets will be divided amongst family members and other heirs upon their passing. But in some cases, a will can be challenged or contested in Iowa if there are reasons to doubt its authenticity. A will​ cannot be contested simply because an heir or potential heir does not agree with its terms.


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Discovery and Evidence In A Will Contest and Proving the Decedents Intent

In this video, our Des Moines will contest attorneys explain how an interested party in a will contest is someone who has actually been harmed as the result of a will or a modification of a will. Unfortunately, simply being left out of a will doesn’t necessarily make someone an interested party (unless two versions of a will exist with one splitting the estate between beneficiaries and another giving everything to one beneficiary). A will challenge hinges on the ability of the person contesting the will to prove that a will is invalid due to reasons such as fraud, forgery, compulsion, etc. The Will Challenge Petition must be completed with care and with thoughts to future arguments during the court hearing.


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How to contest a Trust in Iowa

In this video, our Des Moines will contest attorneys to explain how a trust is a legally binding arrangement between three parties where a trustor grants a trustee permission to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary. Trusts can help an estate avoid probate, allow a trustor to have greater control over how their assets are distributed after they pass, and in some situations, limit estate taxes. There are several types of trusts, including:

  • Charitable trusts
  • Living trusts
  • Spendthrift trusts
  • Totten trusts

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