Probate, Estate Planning & Wills

At Carmel Family Law we help central Indiana families from start to finish.  No one enjoys thinking about death.  However, planning for death is an important aspect of caring for one’s personal business.

It is never too early to start planning.

For parents of dependent children, a Last Will and Testament should include Trust language for the financial support of your children as well as naming the person or persons you wish to manage the Trust and take care of the children.  In the event of death without a Last Will and Testament, the distribution of assets and care of the children is left to the laws of Indiana. Who manages the assets on behalf of the children and who takes care of the children will be left to a judge.

Children with special needs may need care into adulthood.  Including a Special Needs Trust in the Last Will and Testament ensures that a disabled child is cared for both financially and personally. 

Probating an estate is something we do regularly at Carmel Family Law.  We can help navigate through the winding up of a decedent’s affairs as economically and efficiently as possible.  From death to the distribution of the estate assets, we understand the emotional impact of losing a loved one as well as the necessity of finalizing the estate. 

From beginning to end, we have the knowledge and experience to work with you to ensure that you and your family are well cared for!