Posts tagged estate planning
When is probate necessary in Iowa?

Why we have to deal (and thanks to the Brits)

The word "probate" is confusing.  And, quite honestly, doesn't sound pretty being said or heard out loud.  If I could use a different word, I would.  I don't like things to be confusing or intimidating for a person.  But unfortunately it is the word we are stuck with.  It originated in England so thank your friends across the pond.

Probate court

In Iowa, there are several courts within the district court.  There is criminal court, family law court, juvenile court, civil court, small claims court, and many others.  Included is probate court.  Probate is confusing because it is used in different ways. It can be used as a noun and verb.  And sometimes it is misused altogether.  

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