Indiana’s Senior Consumer Protection Act

Posted on February 3, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

                        [See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Senior Consumer Protection Act (referred to in this article as the “Act”) added new financial exploitation protections in 2013 for Hoosiers that are 60 years of age or older (referred to in the Act […]

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Costly Delay: Importance of Mental Capacity in Estate Planning

Posted on April 8, 2017 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Too people say about estate planning, “I’m not ready for that yet.” A person must be able to think clearly enough to make a will, trust, power of attorney, deed, health care directive or other estate plan document. As we wrote in our blog article, […]

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Undue Influence: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Many people are familiar with the prodigal son parable that Jesus shared with his critics in Luke 15:11-32. In that story, the prodigal son demanded and squandered his inheritance, returned home in disgrace, and received his father’s embrace and celebration upon return. The story also […]

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Estate Planning: Avoiding Confusion

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Many people who think of “probate” or an “estate” think of heirs arguing over a deceased person’s wealth. Thankfully, most estates are not contested and they lack Hollywood-style drama. Estate disputes usually involve unclearly worded wills or inconsistent statements about estate plan intentions from the […]

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