Estate Planning & Probate

Indiana Estate and Financial Planning

The Indianapolis law firm of Hume, Smith, Geddes, Green & Simmons, LLP provides families throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding area, including the counties of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby, with advice in a variety of areas. Our elder law and estate planning areas of practice include:

Elder Law

We focus a portion of our estate planning practice on the legal needs of the disabled and elderly in Indiana, utilizing a variety of legal tools and techniques to help individual clients and families plan for the future. Many people do not realize that the law permits them to arrange their finances so that they don't spend all of their assets on long term health care. We provide sound advice in a variety of areas affecting the elderly including:

  • Asset protection planning and disability protection
  • Long term care planning
  • Living wills and advanced health care directives
  • Conservatorships and guardianships
  • Medicaid and Medicare planning and eligibility
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Medical power of attorney

Estate Planning

An estate plan is composed of many legal documents, including a will, power of attorney, and designation of guardian. Having an estate plan is essential for nearly every individual and family in Indiana, regardless of age or health. Our estate planning advice includes:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Estate tax planning and protection
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Business succession planning
  • Charitable giving
  • Educational trusts
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Life insurance and insurance planning
  • Disability and liability insurance
  • Supplemental needs trusts
  • Probate and trust administration and litigation
  • Contested will and trust proceedings

To learn more about elder law and estate planning in Indiana please contact us today. We offer clients the following:

  • Broad legal experience in complex civil litigation and appeals
  • Lawyers certified as Indiana arbitrators and mediators
  • Convenient office location in downtown Indianapolis on Monument Circle
  • Efficient and effective legal representation
  • A reputation for success for over 60 years
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