Gradual Recognition You notice your mom is forgetting things and begin to worry about her health. She recognizes that her memory loss is affecting her life and agrees to see a neurologist. Together, you hear the devastating news that your mom has early-onset Alzheimer’s. She realizes it too. The doctor recommends taking precautions regarding your […]
The difference between a revocable trust and irrevocable trust can be the difference between losing property and protecting it as a legacy for future generations. Although the revocable/irrevocable trust distinction may seem obvious, this article explains the distinction’s importance for a variety of estate planning goals. Revocable and Irrevocable Trust Examples Imagine two brothers named […]
Most people find news of a loved one’s death emotionally overwhelming. Your stress level may intensify when you discover that the deceased person’s last will and testament (the “Will”) names you as the estate’s executor. As executor, you may be the one person that helps keep all the pieces together as family members deal with […]
You’re interested in supporting tax-exempt charities but don’t want your money used any way they please. Suppose you want a charity to manage donations with your input and under your direction. In that case, a charitable foundation in your home community could help you achieve that goal with a donor-advised endowment fund. A donor-advised endowment […]
The attorneys at Hawkins Elder Law discuss the difference between a living will and a last will and testament.
The attorneys at Hawkins Elder Law discuss what it means to age in place at home and in the community.
Hawkins Elder Law discusses whether and to what extent you should break the news about your estate plan to your family.
Hawkins Elder Law provides you this overview of issues you might face with family members as it relates to your estate plan.
Hawkins Elder Law provides an overview of second marriage issues in Indiana and how to manage them with marital trusts.
Hawkins Elder Law provides an overview of retirement planning and estate planning as it relates to your finances and health care.