Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP

Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP
133 West Broadway
P.O. Box 249
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone: (712) 328-1833
Fax: (712) 328-8320
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Estate Planning

Iowa Estate Planning Law Firm

Every person is different, and every estate plan is different. Our firm assists clients in the planning and administration of estates from the smallest to the most complex. If you need guidance in updated your will or planning for the future of your business, we can help. Contact the Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, today.

We offer a full range of legal services, geared toward protecting the fruits of a lifetime's efforts of our individual clients, their families, and their businesses. These services include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Business succession
  • Living Wills
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Probate

Our firm has a depth of very talented attorneys with many years of practice in the various areas that affect the estate planning process. Smith Peterson lawyers are skilled in tax planning, business law, and estate planning, working as a team to evaluate and effect the optimal estate plan for our client.

We offer preeminent services in the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next, including personal and business transfers. We are experienced as to how to incorporate private and commercial real estate and other property into the estate plan. This is extremely valuable to farmers and large property owners with ties to the agricultural economy in this area.

We are concerned with developing comprehensive, accurate, individualized estate plans in order to properly serve the needs of our clients and their families both today and into the future.

Smith Peterson offers home and hospital visits to clients with serious health problems, who cannot come to the office. Each case is handled individually, with personal attention to the unique needs of each client. Contact us today to discuss your estate planning goals.

At the Council Bluffs, Iowa, law office of Smith Peterson, we represent clients in cities throughout Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska in Pottawattamie County, Douglas County, Sarpy County, Mills County, Harrison County, Cass County, Carroll County, Crawford County, Fremont County, Audubon County, Woodbury County, and Shelby County, including Missouri Valley, Red Oak, Glenwood, Atlantic, Avoca, Harlan, and Omaha, Nebraska.


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