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Wills

Wills

Creating a Will in Central Indiana

Experienced Indiana wills attorney helping you draft your last will and testament

If you have assets or own property, a will enables you to articulate your decisions about the distribution of your estate, select a guardian for your minor children and express any other wishes. A will is also necessary if you want people who are not blood relatives to inherit some of your property. If you die without a will in Indiana, that is, intestate, the court determines the distribution of your property, including the proportion, to your survivors.

At Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer, our estate planning lawyers provide assistance with:

  • Simple wills
  • General durable powers of attorney
  • Health care powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Appointment of health care agents
  • Discounted basic plan

We meticulously draft your will and consider all aspects of your estate plan.

The benefits of creating a will

In addition to ensuring that you have more control over the distribution of you assets among your heirs, a will also enables you to take care of other matters, such as naming an estate executor, trusts you wish to create, designating the legal guardian of your minor children, and pet care after you pass. Having a legally valid will may also prevent any future contention among your heirs, especially when surviving spouses and offspring from other marriages may be involved.

Probate attorneys guiding you through the process to implement the terms of your loved one’s will

Probate is a court process that oversees the transfer of your assets. Probate is a complex process that includes:

  • Filing the will with the probate court
  • Notifying the beneficiaries and heirs
  • Notifying creditors
  • Developing the best strategy for efficiently probating the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Finding and collecting all the assets
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate according to the will

If a dispute, such as a will or trust contest, arises between beneficiaries, we are skilled in handling even the most complex estate administration situations. We are objective about probate disputes and know when cases can best be resolved through mediation or litigation in court.

Get the guidance and representation you need from an Indianapolis probate attorney

Let us help you prepare for you and your family’s future. Call Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer, at 317.225.5327 or contact us online to schedule your free, brief initial phone consultation.

Haggerty, Haggerty and Maschmeyer
3045 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46217 USA
317.225.5327