When Is Probate Not Necessary in Indiana?

If you've had a loved pass away recently, you may be wondering whether or not you will have to go through probate. Probate can be a time-consuming and stressful process. But do all estates have to go through it? When is probate not necessary? Avoiding one more legal procedure during a difficult time of your life can be [...]

2018-12-14T11:26:11+00:00

4 Mistakes to Avoid at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

If you're preparing for a Social Security disability hearing, you're likely feeling pretty nervous. You may think there’s a lot riding on the outcome. As an attorney who helps folks apply for Social Security benefits, we see a lot of clients who absolutely terrified of this part of the process. While it’s true that some [...]

2018-12-14T12:13:44+00:00

What Is Intestate Succession?

When a person dies without a will their property is distributed according to the rules of intestate succession. Intestate succession is basically an algorithm that sets a precedence for the deceased person’s heirs. In this article, we’ll talk about what intestate succession and how it works. What Assets Pass Through Intestate Succession? Any assets that [...]

2018-12-14T11:34:50+00:00

Probate Without a Will: What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

When your loved one dies they generally leave behind a last will and testament. When they don’t their belongings go into probate without a will. In addition, sometimes the probate court can throw out a contested will. When there is no original will from which to draw, the court will consider the law of intestate [...]

2018-11-20T22:01:20+00:00

What Steps Are Involved in the Probate Process?

The probate process begins when an individual passes and their will is evaluated by the court. The court supervises the process of dividing their assets, settling their debts, and distributing what is left to their heirs. If the individual has a valid will, then that will be used by the court to distribute assets. If [...]

2018-11-20T22:01:53+00:00

Understanding the Indiana Probate Court Process

When a person passes away, their estate goes through the probate court process. This process can be complex and often takes months to complete. If there is no will or someone challenges probate, the process can take more than a year. If you are concerned about the future of your assets and property or have [...]

2018-11-20T22:02:40+00:00

10 Reasons Why You Need a Probate Lawyer

No one really wants to think about their own death, much less wills and probate issues. But as unpleasant as it is to contemplate, most people will have to deal with probate at least once in their lives. Regardless of whether it's for yourself or your loved ones, it's comforting to know that you don't have [...]

2018-11-20T22:04:20+00:00

Disability Hearing: Testimony Regarding Fatigue

Fatigue is one of many types of disabilities that individuals can get Social Security disability benefits for. If your disability claims process for fatigue has advanced to the hearing level, you need to consult with an Indiana Social Security disability lawyer prior to your hearing so that you can provide the administrative law judge with [...]

2018-10-11T11:24:31+00:00