Category Wills, Trusts & Estates

Estate Planning With Pets

Who will care for your pet after you die? Can you appoint a guardian for your pet? Who will pay for your pet’s care?  If you have a pet, these are questions you may have thought about. Fortunately, you can develop a plan for your pets in your estate plan.  In Iowa, pets are treated as property under the law. This means that you cannot leave money... Read More

Will v. Trust: What's the Difference and Which One is Right for You?

You have probably heard of wills and trusts in the estate planning context, but what is the difference between the two?   Both a will and a trust are used to distribute your assets upon your death. Both allow you to name beneficiaries to receive your assets and a fiduciary to control the distribution of your assets. However, there are some key... Read More

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 The Best Lawyers... Read More

Estate Planning Considerations for the New Year

It's a new year and a new decade. It's the right time to review and update your estate plan. BrownWinick’s Estate Planning Group has three key goals — to ensure our clients and their families: are protected during life (powers of attorney); have a plan for minor children (guardians); and transfer assets in an efficient and organized manner (wills... Read More

Don't Let Creditors Crack Your Nest Egg

As an estate planning attorney, it is my job to provide legal solutions allowing you to plan for tomorrow so you can enjoy life today. With a large federal estate tax exemption ($11.4 million per person in 2019), many clients are shifting their attention to strategies that achieve income tax and creditor protection benefits. All clients,... Read More