Helping You Prepare For Life’s Changes
If there is one thing that is true in life, it is this: You never know what changes are coming around the corner. Although you have little control over what happens to you next, you can help spare your loved ones a significant amount of money and stress by having an estate plan addressing what happens in the event of your incapacitation or death.
To learn more about how you can build an effective estate plan according to your unique circumstances, schedule a consultation with attorney Will Lawson today by calling 317-643-6018.
Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?
Many people, for various reasons, believe they do not need an estate plan. However, this belief could not be more incorrect. For example, in Indiana, if you die without a will or estate plan in place, your parents can receive up to a quarter of your estate, even if you are married. As this is an outcome that few people desire, it is vital to have an estate plan to ensure that your assets are distributed in the manner you see fit.
At Hackman Hulett, LLP, our clients are our top priority. Our knowledgeable attorney will take the time to get to know you and your personal situation in order to craft a personalized estate plan using the appropriate legal tools, including:
- Wills that ensure your property is distributed to your chosen beneficiaries upon your death
- Trusts to provide for minors or disabled persons, or avoid the claims of creditors against your estate
- Powers of attorney that allow a trusted person to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated
- Advance health care directives to ensure that your wishes regarding medical treatment are respected in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to communicate them
- Strategies for gifting money or property to a charitable organization before or after your death
Estate planning is more complicated than simply having these documents in place. We will consider your long-term plans and keep your individual needs in mind as we advise you on estate planning techniques that you can use during your lifetime to minimize tax consequences wherever possible.