ESTATE PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION LAWYERS

We make estate planning and estate administration as easy as possible for you.


ESTATE PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION LAWYERS

We make estate planning and estate administration as easy as possible for you.


WHY IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO TAKE ACTION ON

ESTATE PLANNING OR ESTATE ADMINISTRATION?

Estate Planning

If you have family, or assets of any kind, estate planning is critical. Without a legally sound plan in place, all sorts of problems arise, such as:

  • Your wealth could go to unintended beneficiaries
  • The state will determine who will become the new guardians for minor children
  • Beneficiaries could suffer an enormous tax burden

Estate Administration

Estate administration is difficult by nature. Emotions are high and everyone involved is trying to sort through ensuring their loved one's wishes are carried out, while also trying to make sure their own rights are protected. You'll want a lawyer involved in the following scenarios:

  • The executor is unfamiliar with probate procedure, and would like support through the process of navigating estate administration
  • The estate is large, with a complicated combination of assets and debts, or the estate contains a business
  • The estate does not have enough assets to cover its debts
  • There is discord in the family of any kind with regards to the will

DON'T WAIT. GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED NOW.

Both estate planning and estate administration are generally uncomfortable processes. With the right lawyer, we can ease the burden of difficult decisions. If you are feeling unsure about the next steps, please reach out to one of our team members. Our lawyers handle all estate planning and estate administration cases with a great amount of care, compassion, and - most importantly - diligence.


SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

Don't wait to make sure all of the boxes are checked for your estate planning or estate administration needs. Let's sit down together so we can understand how we can help.

"PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS, & VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE"

BOC is an excellent law firm... I have found BOC to be professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable about the law in a range of situations where I needed advice or representation.
-Sam Finney

"AMAZING LAW FIRM"

Amazing law firm. If you find yourself in need of an attorney go see them first... Everyone in the office has been kind and welcoming to me. -Debbi Keller

"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

[BOC Lawyers] are professional, responsive, and amazing at what they do. Highly recommended!
-Ryan Hindes

"SOLID, TIME & TIME AGAIN"

I have been a client of BOC for years, and their legal advice has proven to be solid time and time again. Their attorneys return my emails or phone calls right away, and I know no matter the legal issue I have their legal team is competent to handle anything that comes my way.
-Martin Stephen

HOW TO GET STARTED

We'll expertly handle all aspects of your estate, whether you are in need of creating an estate plan, or you'd like support in estate administration. Here's what our process looks like:


Our team makes estate planning easy for you. Together, we will sit down and learn about you, your assets, and your wishes. Once we know your case well, depending on your needs, we will take some of the following steps:

  • We'll answer any questions you have about trusts, trustees, executors, powers of attorney, and more.
  • We'll outline a will that clearly lays out how you intend to distribute your assets.
  • We will set up powers of attorney that will define how decisions will be made if you can't make them yourself.
  • We will make health care declarations that guide your loved ones' decisions
  • We will set up trust agreements for large estates with specific needs


There are a variety of reasons past clients reached out to us with regards to estate administration. Here are some of the ways we help:

  • We help executors who don't want to deal with the time-consuming and complicated work of tending to a loved one's estate in a time of grief.
  • We fight for the rights of family members who would like to contest a will or the validity of a will after a death in the family.
  • We provide legal help for family members who are facing lawsuits during the execution of a loved one's estate.
  • We help you check all of the legal boxes as you manage an estate of a family member.
  • We help you optimize remaining assets and do everything we can to decrease tax burden for beneficiaries.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I'm not wealthy... do I still need a will?

Yes! If you have a family or if you have assets of any kind, you urgently need a will. Not only will it ensure your minor children are cared for, it also ensures that your beneficiaries would be well taken care if the unthinkable were to happen.

What if I die without a will?

Unfortunately, if you were to pass away without leaving behind a will, the State of Indiana would make all decisions with regard to your estate. Even the guardianship of minor children is left to the judgement of the state.

What is a probate?

Probate is a legal process that takes place when someone dies. This process acknowledges the will and appoints a representative or executor to make sure all matters of the estate are managed, distributed, etc.

Is a living will part of the estate planning process?

Yes. Our team will make sure all of your legal boxes are checked with regard to any issues that could arise if you passed away. That means we will want to take the time to make some difficult decisions about who will make decisions with regard to your health if you cannot.

One of my loved ones has passed away. Now what?

When a loved one passes away, the process of administering that person's estate begins. If your loved one had a will, they would have appointed an executor, who will be responsible for making sure all components of the estate administration are handled in good faith. Navigating this process without a lawyer is extremely difficult. If a loved one has passed away, you can make the process easier by connecting with our team for a free consultation so we can help you make the right moves.


NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR EXPERIENCE & EXCELLENCE


ESTATE PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION IN INDIANA

Did you know that estate planning and administration laws can vary from state to state?

Indiana is our specialty when it comes to estate planning and administration services. There are many nuances to be aware of that differ from state to state, so you will want to work with an attorney who is intimately familiar with our state's laws. From who will be in charge of your minor children, to unique parameters for out-of-state executors, to the number of witnesses you need, the rules in Indiana aren't precisely the same as other states. When you work with BOC, you'll have peace of mind that all of the pieces are in place.


TRUST THE RIGHT TEAM

When it comes the important matter of planning or administering an estate, you'll want the best legal team on your side.

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