Probate

probate-attorney-grimes-letschProbate is often the term people think of when someone has died and the deceased person’s estate must be settled. However, it is actually a much bigger word covering several sub-sets of law. Each area can be a specialty in and of itself. The areas of law that fall under the term are:

  • Estate Administration
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills

Estate Administration

This is the typical scenario people think of when they hear the word probate. Someone has died and an accounting for all property of the decedent must be made. The courts must be notified and a person (personal representative) must be appointed by a judge so that someone has the legal authority to sign documents transferring property, both real and personal.

To learn more about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, or Living Wills, visit our Estate Planning page.

To learn more about Guardianships or Conservatorships, visit our Elder Law page.

Most clients experience a great sense of relief once they have signed the documents that will put their estate and other affairs in order. Please contact us today to make an appointment and to learn if you qualify for a reduced priced will. (515) 986-2810.


Letsch Law Firm handles a range of issues in the Warren County, Story County, Polk County, Norwalk, Marshall County, Johnston, Irvindale, Grimes, Des Moines, Dallas County and Clive areas of Iowa. Call us for your next legal issue.