Wills and Trusts
Attorneys for those seeking advice on wills in Indiana
Our clients come to us for innovative and practical approaches to minimize their estate tax exposure and to achieve their wealth transfer objectives. The basic vehicle we use to protect what matters most to our clients is a will, but we also advise our clients on other tools that can be used, in conjunction with a will, to protect their assets. These other tools can include irrevocable trusts, generation-skipping trusts, charitable giving plans, and lifetime giving plans, to mention only a few.
We encourage our clients, no matter how limited their budget for legal expenses, to let us assist them with a simple will or trust. To die without one is to risk turning over your assets to a probate court administered by an executor named by the state, not by you or your family. State laws are fairly strict in how assets are parceled out to a surviving spouse, dependents, and in some cases distant relatives. These laws may not be consistent with your wishes and the needs of your survivors.