Eventually everyone has need to address a matter involving a will or an estate. Whether assisting a loved one prepare for the future or creating a succession plan for yourself, proper planning and guidance is essential ensure property passes to the proper persons and in the most advantageous way.
Wills and trusts are not just for the wealthy or elderly. If you die without a will, Indiana law will dictate how your property passes and the result may not be what you desire. Moreover, if you have young children, it is essential that you formulate a plan for their care in the event of your passing. The attorneys at Yoder Kraus & Jessup P.C. have more than 50 years of knowledge and experience formulating trust and estate plans which they will use to craft a plan to fit your specific needs.
A fully developed and well-crafted estate plan may also include a living will, appointment of a healthcare representative, and/or a power of attorney. Through a living will you can address health care decisions regarding end of life and by appointing a healthcare representative, you can make clear you desire regarding who should make your health care decisions in the event you are unable.
Through a power of attorney you can designate a fiduciary (trusted person) to act on your behalf, either with you or the event you are unable to act. The appointment of an attorney-in-fact through a power of attorney provides an essential tool for your loved ones to care for your affairs when you are unwell or otherwise unable. Additionally, a power of attorney may be advisable in other situations, such as an anticipated overseas trip or vacation. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and skilled in assisting you to arrange your affairs in a manner that best suits your needs and circumstances.
The caring, compassionate, and experienced attorneys at Yoder Kraus & Jessup P.C. are also prepared to assist you in acting as the personal representative (also known as an “executor”) in administering an estate through probate. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult enough without also bearing the responsibility of administering that loved one’s estate. Let our attorneys ease that burden by guiding you through the process and ensuring that the wishes of your loved one are fulfilled.