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If you’re making an estate plan in Iowa, start here. Learn how to make a will, trust, and power of attorney (POA) that are valid in your state, or get more information about estate planning and funeral laws specific to Iowa.
Making a Will in Iowa
A will can help you protect your family and your property.
Make a Living Trust in Iowa
Learn how to make a living trust in Iowa.
Intestate Succession in Iowa
If you die without a will in Iowa, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate succession laws.
Iowa Inheritance Tax: Repealed
Spouses, children, and parents of a deceased person are exempt from Iowa inheritance tax, while other inheritors might have to pay.
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Iowa Power of Attorney Laws
A durable POA allows someone to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in Iowa.
Avoiding Probate in Iowa
Probate court proceedings can be long, costly, and confusing. Learn how Iowa families can save time, money, and hassle
Probate Shortcuts in Iowa
Iowa offers some probate shortcuts for "small estates." These procedures make it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Iowa's Our Care, Our Options Act
Iowa is considering a death with dignity law that would allow terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.
Burial & Cremation Laws in Iowa
Everything you need to know about burial and cremation in Iowa.
Iowa Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in Iowa.
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