Creating Wills And Trusts

Do you know what happens if you die without a will? Dying without a will is referred to as dying intestate. In Indiana, your assets will be divided according to the state's probate laws. This may not match what you would like to happen with your assets. Furthermore, your family will need to go through the complex probate process.

By creating a will, you can clearly state what you would like to happen with your assets when you die. At Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon, LLP, our Lawrenceburg attorneys are committed to helping you create a personalized will and estate plan. We want you to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your loved ones will be provided for.

Is A Will Enough?

Many people think that creating a will is all the estate planning they need to do. For some, a will may be enough. It depends on the value of the estate and the complexity of the goals.

Our lawyers frequently recommend trusts, because trusts offer much more flexibility than wills. Trusts can be created to provide money and assets to a minor child over time, rather than all at once. They can be created to address the financial needs of a business venture. They can be established to fund charitable endeavors.

An added benefit of trusts is that they may allow your loved ones to avoid probate. This is a complicated process that is often best avoided, but it may not be avoided with a will alone.

Doing What Is Right For You

Our estate planning attorneys are committed to doing what is right for you. We will start by listening to you. We will learn about your estate, your family and your goals. Then we will make our recommendations. We will only recommend the estate planning tools that are truly right for you, and we will draft them with care to minimize the chances of disputes arising over unclear language or omitted details.

Free Consultations About Estate Planning Documents

At our law firm, most initial consultations are free. Contact our office to learn more about estate planning. Call us at 812-551-0436 or contact us online.