Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate

At the West Des Moines, Iowa, law office of Coppola, Carroll, Hockenberg, P.C. , we help men, women, and families in the community draft sound estate plans that attend to their wishes and protect their legacies. Our attorneys are all active members of the West Des Moines community and local organizations therein and you may count on our legal services to guide you in making important, informed, and reassuring decisions that make sense for you in your unique life circumstances.

Call 515-453-1055 or contact us online to learn how our law firm can assist you in resolving your legal matter.

We understand the importance of having a trusted lawyer you can turn to as a resource and that you can feel comfortable with talking about vulnerable and personal family concerns.

Wide Range of Clients With Diverse Needs

Our clients are often referred to us by other satisfied clients and attorneys who are aware of our reputation for successful estate planning. Those we serve range in age from their early twenties who may be just starting a family, to people in or nearing their retirement years. No matter your income or career level or what stage of life you are in, our lawyers have the understanding and knowledge of estate planning that can help you plan for what is important and prevent obstacles from getting in the way of your wishes, while minimizing the effect of taxes on the estate.

Dedicated and Experienced in Elder Law

Our attorneys have considerable experience in the growing area of elder law as it relates to estate planning, living wills, powers of attorney, and end of life issues. Among the estate planning tools we can put to use in your situation are:

  • Living trusts
  • Revocable trusts
  • Wills, simple and complex
  • Powers of attorney
  • Business transfers and business succession, including family-owned farm succession
  • Irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, insurance trusts, education trusts, generation-skilling trusts
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Protect assets in the event of remarriage after the death of the first spouse
  • Protect beneficiaries from potential future divorce

You know what you want, but you are not an estate planning professional. You tell us. We make it happen.


We are experienced in probate administration and provide comprehensive, timely, and communicative counsel in closing out an estate.

Contested Will and Contested Probate

If there are any legal issues concerning a contested will or a contested probate, our trial lawyers can provide you with aggressive and thoroughly prepared litigation services with an eye toward swift resolution of any probate matter.

Contact our West Des Moines office at 515-453-1055 .