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Do you want to know about current news in probate litigation involving will, trust, and estate disputes in Iowa? The estate litigation attorneys at the Smith Law Firm update this page regularly to keep our clients and future clients engaged and connected to news trends taking place in our unique area of law.
News Undue Influence

Supreme Court of Iowa Establishes New Standard for Rebutting Undue Influence in Will Contests

Guardianship and Executor Removal News

Iowa Appeals Court Removes Trustee And Upholds Punitive Damage Award For Negligent Performance

Improper Execution News

Seventy-Year-Old Watershed Case Still Influences Improper Execution Lawsuits Today

Guardianship and Executor Removal News

Iowa Supreme Court Decision Reminds Fiduciaries Why Beneficiaries May Seek Executor Removal

News Power of Attorney Abuse

Probate Litigators Reveal Document Drafting Secrets to Reduce Power of Attorney Abuse Risk

Estate Accounting News

Stop Making Estate Accounting Mistakes and Start Reporting Like a Pro

News Undue Influence

How to Evaluate an Undue Influence Case Like A Pro

Joint Tenancy News

What Everybody Ought to Know Before Co-Owning Property in Joint Tenancy

Guardianship and Executor Removal News

Thousands of Iowa Executors Are Avoiding Fiduciary Removal Proceedings Through Open Communication With Beneficiaries

Confidential Relationship News

Warning: Confidential Relationship Precedent in Iowa Will Dispute Litigation May Change

Improper Execution News

10 Will-Signing Q&As for Chasing Away Improper Execution Allegations During Probate

Legal Malpractice News

Newsflash: Woman Files Legal Malpractice Lawsuit After Family Attorney Indirectly Receives Millions From Husband’s Estate