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Valued Counsel In Estate Planning

When starting on the process of estate planning, you will find that there is a lot to consider. How to draft your will, who to establish as an attorney in fact in your power of attorney, and how to establish trusts are just a few of the issues you will face. Unless you are a legal expert, you will quickly understand that you need help in the process, someone you can trust to explain things and help you make the best decisions possible to meet your estate planning goals.

At Hayes Copenhaver Crider Harvey LLP, we represent clients in New Castle, Indiana, and the surrounding areas in estate planning matters. We have been serving clients since our firm’s founding in 1911. In that time, we have earned a trusted name and a reputation for providing exceptional, client-centered representation in estate planning and related matters. Our lawyers understand the legal landscape of estate planning, and we will take the time to listen to you and help you obtain your estate planning goals.

Does everyone need a will? There is often a better way.

When we are asked by a client to draft a will, we respond that we can show them a better way. Our goal is to set things up so you don’t need a will. Through trusts and transfers on death, we can help you avoid probate. Attorney Greg Crider

A Comprehensive Estate Plan

In most cases, there is much more to an estate plan than a simple will. We will help you create and coordinate all of the essential legal instruments to make up a comprehensive estate plan, including:

  • Trusts: Trusts are an essential estate planning tool that allows you to transfer your assets more creatively, with greater control over the disposition and increased efficiency. Setting up the right kind of trust for your family may be among the most effective ways to avoid probate. There are numerous trust options available to reach your estate planning goals.
  • Lifetime Directives & Medicaid Planning: Medicaid can be an extremely complicated aspect of estate planning. We can help you understand your Medicaid options, obtain the Medicaid benefits you need and integrate Medicaid with all other aspects of your overall estate plan.
  • Wills: We help clients with the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, health care directives and related instruments that are essential to a comprehensive estate plan.

In all of these areas of estate planning, our attorneys will work closely with you to make sure all of the parts are integrated and coordinated to transfer your assets and accomplish your estate planning goals as efficiently as possible.

We can help you with your initial will and estate plan as well as amending your will later on after major life events alter your financial status or your beneficiaries. Our lawyers also represent clients through the estate proceedings after a loved one has passed. This includes the will disposition and helping resolve any disputes that may arise in the process.

For more than 100 years, clients have trusted our experienced attorneys to help them with all aspects of their estate planning and probate needs.

Contact Hayes Copenhaver Crider Harvey

The best thing you can do is discuss your estate planning goals with an experienced lawyer from our firm. Call us today at 765-422-3020 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.