Benson- David W. Attorney - Ames, IA - Phone: 1 (515) 233-3000
Hippen- Scott L. Attorney - Ames, IA - Phone: 1 (515) 232-4732
Howell- Stephen J. Attorney - Ames, IA - Phone: 1 (515) 232-1761
Krauth Deborah S Attorney - Ames, IA - Phone: 1 (515) 232-3921
Payer- Donald R. Attorney - Ames, IA - Phone: 1 (515) 232-4115
Estate planning in Ames is the attempt of eliminating confusions over the administration of a probate, optimizing the value of estate and arranging for its safe disposal. It is basically the process of transferring or distributing the assets, including the real & personal properties of the owner to the legal heirs in case of disability or death.
Beneficiary designations, trusts, property ownership, powers of appointment, gift, powers of attorney, living will, partition & specific final arrangements such as whether to be buried or cremated, etc., constitute the major devices of estate planning during lifetime. For post-death estate planning- will, succession & life insurance are the effective tools.
The main objectives of estate planning in Ames are- tax-effective transfer of asset to beneficiaries, pre-decided time of distribution, selection of guardian, trustee or the executor and business succession.