Polk County Probate Litigation Attorneys

Polk County Probate Litigation Attorneys

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O'Flaherty Law of Des Moines

2716 Grand Ave., Ste. 2 Des Moines, IA 50312

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(515) 207-2006

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desmoines.ia@oflaherty-law.com

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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Changes to Iowa Estate and Probate Law 2021

In this video our Polk County probate litigation attorneys explain the recent changes to Iowa state and probate. The Iowa State Legislature modified a Iowa Law as it relates to the transfer of real estate. A “transfer” under Iowa Law, for the purposes of real estate disclosures, is the transfer or conveyance by sale, exchange, real estate contract, or any other method by which real estate and improvements are purchased, if a property includes at least one but not more than four dwelling units. A written disclosure usually must be given by the transferor to the person interested in being transferred the real property.

The legislature created provisions for the creation of directed trusts. In traditional trusts, the trustee is the only party responsible for managing and diversifying investments. In directed trusts, the trustee is responsible for administrative duties, but another party manages the underlying assets and is responsible for how the investments perform. The new law creates methods for appointing trust directors and protectors through the creating instrument, who have fiduciary powers.


This video covers recent changes to estate and probate law in 2021, including: Changes in Transfers of Real Estate in Iowa, What is a Directed Trust in Iowa?, and Guardian and conservator law changes since January 1, 2020.

Iowa Probate Process Explained

In this video, our Polk County probate litigation attorneys explain how probate is the official manner in which an estate is settled under supervision of the court. When a person dies without an established will, an executor is appointed (typically a surviving spouse or adult child of the deceased) to gather and value owned assets, settle remaining debts, and distribute assets to heirs. Probate prevents fraud and theft after a death. Without it, debts could go unpaid and assets could be improperly distributed.

In this article, our Polk County explain the Iowa probate process by answering the following questions: What is probate? What is the purpose of probate in Iowa? Are all assets subject to probate in Iowa? Do I need an attorney for a probate case in Iowa? When is probate necessary in Iowa? And the probate process in Iowa

The Written Discovery Phase of Litigation in Iowa

In this video, our Polk County probate litigation attorneys explain how civil cases normally fall into one of three categories: contract law (contracts and agreements between persons or businesses), family law (divorce, child custody, alimony), and tort law (property damage claims, personal injury, liability). Generally, the process of civil litigation is the same for each category, with some slight differences for family and small claims. Also, in 2015 Iowa made some dramatic changes to portions of its civil litigation process. One being its Fast Track litigation process and the other being changes in the general discovery rules for civil cases.


In this article, our Polk County explain the Iowa probate process by answering the following questions: What is probate? What is the purpose of probate in Iowa? Are all assets subject to probate in Iowa? Do I need an attorney for a probate case in Iowa? When is probate necessary in Iowa? And the probate process in Iowa

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