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Iowa Guardianship Litigation Attorneys

Our Iowa guardianship litigation lawyers help you win your contested guardianship case with our individualized, affordable client service.
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

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.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

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.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

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.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Iowa Guardianship Litigation Attorneys

Our Iowa Guardianship litigation attorneys are experienced in all areas onf guardianship law. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience in your disputed or contested guardianship case. We offer comparable rates and provide you with quality service to give you peace of mind.

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The purpose of a 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.

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

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Further Reading from our Iowa Guardianship Litigation Attorneys

Filing for Guardianship of a Disabled Adult in Iowa

If an adult is incapable of making decision on their own due to a disability, a guardian is appointed to them. This guardian is responsible for any legal decision that need to be made on the disabled individuals behalf, and the guardian is responsible for making these decisions with the individuals best interest in mind. If for whatever reason, a guardianship needs to be modified or removed, a litigation case would need to occur.

In this article, our Iowa guardianship litigation attorneys explain circumstances that can lead to a guardianship ligation and the steps needed in order to remove or modify the responsibilities of the current guardian.

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Iowa Adoptions and Guardianship FAQs

Adoption is a complicated process to ensure that both the child and the parent are ready for it. In a legal adoption case, an adult is appointed the legal parent of a child who is not biologically their own. The adult is then legally responsible for the care and support of the child.

Here, our Iowa guardianship litigation attorneys discuss common questions they get from Iowans about adoption and guardianship, such as: 

  • Who can adopt a child in Iowa?
  • What are the different types of adoption in Iowa?
  • How long does adoption take in Iowa?
  • How much does adoption cost in Iowa?
  • What information is available for adoptive parents in Iowa?
  • Do all adoptions require a home study in Iowa?
  • What kind of training is required for adoptive parents in Iowa?
  • Will an adopted child’s biological parents have legal rights?

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Removing an Iowa Guardian

A guardian is responsible for the care of another individual, but there are many reasons that a guardianship may need to be removed or modified. Our Iowa guardianship litigation attorneys explain the process of removing or modifying a guardianship. Possible reasons that a guardianship would need to be removed or modified would be the following:

  • Becoming physically or mentally unable to handle the duties assigned as guardian;
  • Neglect or deprivation of the ward by the guardian;
  • Failing to file an inventory or accounting after being ordered to do so by the court;
  • Mismanagement of the estate;
  • Malfeasance;
  • A better match as guardian is apparent;
  • Conviction of a felony;
  • Endangering a co-guardian or bond surety for the guardian through his or her behavior;
  • Any other good reason as determined by the court

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