Estate Planning FAQ's

Question: Do I need an estate attorney when I can write a simple will myself?

Contact an Iowa estate planning and probate lawyer representing clients in Iowa City, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation.


Answer: While it may look simple, the drafting of a will and other estate planning is actually very complex. State laws regarding estate planning change often and failure to comply can make any changes illegal. An attorney with experience in estate planning can help you to avoid making a costly mistake, and keep you up to date on changes in estate law.

Remember: an improperly prepared will is invalid, and can create court battles and expenses that can eat away at the assets you spent a lifetime assembling. It is much better to safeguard your assets by consulting an attorney before beginning the writing of a will.


If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Iowa wills / trusts attorney, representing clients in Iowa City, Iowa at the Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.. Give us a call at (641) 423-6223 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.