When a loved one passes away in Iowa, his or her estate often goes through a court-managed process called probate administration where the assets of the deceased are managed and distributed. If your loved-one had a will, normally an executor would be named and that person would petition the court to be in charge of managing the estate during the probate process. If a person died without a will (intestate), then a court will appoint an administrator. The administrator generally has the same responsibilities as an exector.
Every probate estate is unique, but most involve the following steps:
Contact one of our probate administration attorneys to learn more about the probate process and how we can assist the executor or administrator to ensure all of the probate steps are followed and the decedent's estate is closed in a timely fashion.
We have substantial experience in contested probate estate matters. Litigation over probate estates can involve disputes over various issues, including:
Contact one of our probate litigation attorneys to discuss your claim involving a decedent's estate.