Estate Planning

Planning for the uncertain future is important to safeguarding your assets and providing for your loved ones once you pass away. Formulating an effective estate plan before the inevitable happens will ensure that your affairs are handled according to your wishes and in a way that maximizes the benefits of estate planning for those you leave behind. Estate planning is not usually a “once-and-done” event. As your life progresses, your estate planning needs may change, and we are here to help. Our team of experienced Indiana estate planning lawyers can advise you how to best protect your loved ones and can help you develop an estate planning strategy that is right for you.

Peace of mind for your loved ones

There loss of a loved one can be difficult and stressful. Having a well-thought-out estate plan can guide your family through the process and minimize or avoid disputes and delays. By taking action now, you are investing in the peace and well-being of your family. The future is uncertain, and our lawyers are ready to help you formulate a plan.

Avoid Unnecessary Taxes & Expenses

There is no “one size fits all” estate plan. The laws and regulations affecting your property and assets are always changing. You need an experienced estate planning lawyer to provide up-to-date advice and tailor an estate plan to fit your needs.

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Wills & Trusts

As you go through life, your circumstances may change so that you need a will or need to change your will. You might get married, divorced, have children, lose loved ones, experience changes in your financial situation, buy or sell assets, or your philosophical goals and philanthropic interests may change, all of which should be reflected in your estate planning documents. Let us help you make informed decisions regarding your estate plan.

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Probate & Probate Disputes

Probate is the legal process that occurs after someone passes away, and while some cases are straightforward, others can be highly disputed by the surviving beneficiaries. Most probate issues arise when a person does not leave a will, the will is considered to be invalid, or the beneficiaries are in disagreement. We can help you navigate through all of these issues and many more.

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Guardianships

It is important to provide for the care of your minor children in the event that you pass away unexpectedly. Identifying a guardian and detailing how your children will be cared for can be accomplished in your will. We also represent individuals who, due to incapacity, need to have a guardian appointed or who serve as guardians themselves.