Indianapolis Estate Lawyer, Indiana


Andrew J. Thompson Lawyer

Andrew J. Thompson

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Trusts, Real Estate, Business
Over 27 Years of Legal Experience.

Andrew J Thompson was admitted to practice law in Indiana in 1990. Mr. Thompson has experience in business law, estate planning, creditor and debtor l... (more)

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800-914-5681

Eric Collins Redman Lawyer

Eric Collins Redman

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Family Law, Pharmaceutical Product, Medical Malpractice, Banking & Finance, Wills & Probate

Rick Redman represents clients at the state, federal and appellate court level. He focuses his practice on the following areas of law:Corporate Law an... (more)

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800-770-3841

Judy  Leach Lawyer

Judy Leach

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Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate, Wills & Probate, Wills

Judy Leach is a practicing lawyer in the state of Indiana.

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800-890-4240

Arlene  Kline Lawyer

Arlene Kline

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Power of Attorney, Trusts

Arlene Kline is the founding owner of the Law Office of Arlene Kline. At present, the only attorney, but ready to assist you. The Firm's practice foc... (more)

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Donald Wayne Mcinnes Lawyer

Donald Wayne Mcinnes

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Divorce & Family Law, Collection, Estate, Real Estate, Personal Injury

Don has been exclusively practicing community association law across Indiana for almost a decade. He is a member of Community Associations Institute ... (more)

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800-903-8920

Alexandra M. Curlin Lawyer

Alexandra M. Curlin

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Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Education

Alexandra M. Curlin received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, with minors in Reading and Early Childhood Education. Upon finish... (more)

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317-202-0301

Martha Lee Westbrook Lawyer

Martha Lee Westbrook

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Wills & Probate, Litigation

For most of my clients, visiting a lawyer is something they do rarely. While there are many reasons to see an attorney about positive things, it is mo... (more)

Joshua T. Robertson Lawyer

Joshua T. Robertson

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, Estate

Joshua Robertson concentrates in the areas of real estate litigation, business litigation, criminal defense and personal injury litigation in both sta... (more)

William J. Dale Lawyer

William J. Dale

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Estate, Employment, Business, Divorce & Family Law, Real Estate

Mr. Dale is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer for the Trust and Estate Specialty Board. He is an attorney, a principal member of the ... (more)

Angela  Swenson Lawyer

Angela Swenson

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Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Accident & Injury, Divorce, Wills & Probate

At Swenson & Associates, we strive to provide you with the excellent legal representation that you need. We are available to hear your concerns and qu... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

GROSS ESTATE

For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of prob... (more...)
For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of probate. Taxes are due only on the value of the property the person actually owned (the net estate) plus the amount of any taxable gifts made during life. In a few states, the gross estate is used when computing attorney fees for probating estates; the lawyer gets a percentage of the gross estate.

PROVING A WILL

Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily sat... (more...)
Convincing a probate court that a document is truly the deceased person's will. Usually this is a simple formality that the executor or administrator easily satisfies by showing that the will was signed and dated by the deceased person in front of two or more witnesses. When the will is holographic -- that is, completely handwritten by the deceased and not witnessed, it is still valid in many states if the executor can produce relatives and friends to testify that the handwriting is that of the deceased.

BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

WILL

A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for you... (more...)
A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for your young children.

AUGMENTED ESTATE

In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used on... (more...)
In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used only in some states. Its value is calculated only if a surviving spouse declines whatever he or she was left by will and instead claims a share of the deceased spouse's estate. (This is called taking against the will.) The amount of this 'statutory share' or 'elective share' depends on state law.

ENDOWMENT INSURANCE

Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death.... (more...)
Provides that an insured person who lives for the specified endowment period receives the face value of the insurance policy--that is, the amount paid at death. If the policy-holder dies sooner, the beneficiary named in the policy receives the proceeds.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

REMAINDERMAN

Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderma... (more...)
Someone who will inherit property in the future. For instance, if someone dies and leaves his home 'to Alma for life, and then to Barry,' Barry is a remainderman because he will inherit the home in the future, after Alma dies.