We Make Planning For Your Estate As Easy As Possible

Planning for the future and establishing the right documents for protection of heirs are important steps many people delay for various reasons. When a family member passes away, the required legal processes can be complex and intimidating in a time of grief. At Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C., a team of skilled attorneys strives to relieve the intimidation and burdens these estate law challenges create.

Comprehensive Estate Planning And Probate Attorneys

Our knowledge across a broad spectrum of legal areas, including family law and business law, enlightens our work as Iowa City wills and trusts attorneys. We are attentive listeners and resourceful, creative problem-solvers as well as lawyers who know how to navigate the probate process and address complex inheritance concerns and disputes.

We bring together more than 97 years in the practice of law. You can turn to our accomplished legal team with confidence for counsel and representation in matters such as:

  • Drafting of essential estate planning documents tailored to your specific needs, including a last will and testament and powers of attorney appointing those best qualified to make decisions should you pass away or become incapacitated
  • Selection and development of more sophisticated estate planning tools, such as living trusts, for people with substantial assets to protect or other unique considerations
  • Petitions for guardianships enabling family members to make vital financial and other life decisions for minors or incapacitated adults — as well as estate planning to avoid the need for a guardianship
  • Guidance and representation through every step in the Iowa probate process after the death of a loved one, in order to ensure assets are properly distributed and you are protected from liability
  • Advocacy in disputes that may arise between heirs and other interested parties as part of estate administration, including will contests arising from allegations of a lack of capacity or undue influence exerted on the decedent

Estate Law Concerns In Central Or Eastern Iowa? Contact Us.

Our work together on any estate planning or probate issue can begin with a free 30-minute initial consultation. To arrange a meeting at a time that works for you, call our highly accessible, conveniently located offices outside downtown Iowa City today at 319-359-6492.