Jeff-Hawkins
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Indiana Legislative Drafting Contributions

  • 2020 S.E.A. 50, P.L. 56-2020, Sections 1-6, 15 (Creditor Claims Against Decedents’ Probate and Nonprobate Property; and Passage of Decedents’ Real Estate Title)
  • 2019 S.E.A. 518, P.L. 231-2019, Sections 4-5, 7-8, 10, 13-15, 17, 19, 40-47 (Creditor Claims Against Decedents’ Probate and Nonprobate Property; Passage of Decedents’ Real Estate Title; and Clarifications for Transfer on Death Deeds)
  • 2018 S.E.A. 247, P.L. 163-2018, Sections 1-3, 5-10, 15-25 (Creditor Claims Against Decedents’ Probate and Nonprobate Property)
  • 2017 H.E.A. 1407, P.L. 194-2017, Sections 6-9 and 11-12 (Nomination of Guardian or Custodian)
  • 2016 S.E.A. 371, P.L. 190-2016, Section 1 (Property Tax Deductions)
  • 2015 S.E.A. 355, P.L. 81-2015, Sections 1-2 (Transfer On Death Property Act Revisions), and 16 (Distinction of Nonprobate Asset Transfer from Asset Devolution through a Decedent’s Estate)
  • 2014 S.E.A. 59, P.L. 83-2014, (Guardian’s Petition for Married Incapacitated Person’s Legal Separation, Marriage Dissolution, or Marriage Annulment)
  • 2014 S.E.A. 36, P.L. 51-2014, Sections 1 (Mandatory Disclosure Representations For Notice Waivers and Consents in Estate Proceedings), 3-4 (Clarifications of Small Estate Affidavit Statutes), and 30 (Transfer On Death Property Act Revision)
  • 2013 H.E.A. 1056, P.L. 99-2013, Sections 4 (Statutory Override of FSSA v. Estate of Roy), 6 (Claims Classification in a Decedent’s Estate), and 10 (Matrimonial Trust Legislation Revisions)
  • 2012 H.E.A. 1258, P.L. 149-2012, Sections 1 (Property Tax Deductions), 3-5 (Prohibition of Medicaid Reimbursement Recovery against the Estate of a Medicaid Recipient’s Deceased Spouse), 8 (Claims Classification in a Decedent’s Estate), and 13-16 (Transfer On Death Property Act Revisions)
  • 2012 S.E.A. 156, P.L. 41-2012, (Land Partition Reform Enacting Legislation Counterproposal)
  • 2011 S.E.A. 169, P.L. 36-2011, Sections 1-2 (Transfer On Death Property Act Revisions), 9-16(Clarification of Matrimonial Trust Legislative Intent and Transfer On Death Property Act Corrections)
  • 2010 S.E.A. 65, P.L. 6-2010, Sections 4-5 (Transfer On Death Property Act Corrections), 7 (Mandatory Disclosure Representations For Notice Waivers and Consents in Estate Proceedings), 12 (Court Authorized Estate Planning in a Protected Person’s Guardianship), 18 (Establishment of Matrimonial Trusts with Tenancy by the Entireties Characteristics), 22 (Transfer On Death Property Act Corrections), and 25-35 (Transfer On Death Property Act Revisions)
  • 2009 H.E.A. 1287, P.L. 143-2009, Sections 3-4, 16, 29, 40, 41, 46, and 52 (Transfer On Death Property Act with Related Amendments and Repeals, Co-Authored with Subcommittee Chair and Principal Drafter James W. Martin, and Co-Drafter Suzanne E. Katt)
  • 2008 S.E.A. 78, P.L. 101-2008, Sections 1-3 (Property Tax Deductions)
  • 2007 H.E.A. 1508, P.L. 95-2007, Sections 1-2 (Property Tax Deductions), and 18-19 (Trust Certification and Title Insurance Coverage for Trust-Owned Real Estate)

Published Articles

Continuing Education Articles & Presentations

  • 2020 Title Passage & Creditors’ Rights against Decedents’ Assets, Elkhart County Estate Planning Council, 2020
  • 2019 Procedural Changes for Decedents’ Asset Transfers and Creditor Claims, District 10 Pro Bono Project, 2019
  • Summary of Creditors’ Rights in Estate Recovery – Co-Presenter with John S. Phillip, Indiana State Bar Association, 2019
  • 2019 Indiana Probate Bill: New & Improved Systems to Transfer & Collect Decedents’ Assets, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2019
  • 2019 Procedural Changes for Decedents’ Asset Transfers and Creditor Claims, Indiana State Bar Association, 2019
  • 2019 Procedural Changes for Decedents’ Asset Transfers and Creditor Claims, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2019
  • Collections Against Decedents’ Estates & Nonprobate Transferees After SEA 247, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2018
  • Collections Against Decedents’ Estates & Nonprobate Transferees After SEA 247, Indiana State Bar Association, 2018
  • Trust Issues and Guidelines For Indiana County Auditors, Assessors, and Recorders – Co-Presenter with Jeffrey S. Dible, Indiana County Assessors’ Association, 2017
  • Tips from the GP Hall of Fame, Indiana State Bar Association, 2016
  • Planning to Make Long-Term Care Less Critical, Indiana State Bar Association, 2016
  • Zooming and Rocketing Toward LLLTs and Other Competitive Challenges, Indiana State Bar Association, 2015
  • Estate Planning After Death of Death Taxes, Ft. Wayne Estate Planning Council, 2014
  • Farm Family Conflict: Keeping it Together when Everyone is Losing It, Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference, 2014
  • More Ethics Matters for Elder Law Attorneys – Discussion with Jeff R. Hawkins and Jeffrey S. Dible, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2013
  • Look Before You Leap, Indiana State Bar Association, 2013
  • Estate Planning After Death of Death Taxes, Indiana State Bar Association, 2013
  • Hot Tips in Estate Planning, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2012
  • Estate Planning After the Death of Death Taxes, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2012
  • Unification of Two Attorneys’ Practices – Co-Presenter with Jennifer J. Hawkins, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2012
  • Oil, Gas & CBM – Owning, Sharing & Leasing, Indiana Farm Bureau, 2012
  • Hot Tips in Estate Planning, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2011
  • Personal Asset Protection, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2011
  • Medicaid Perspectives on Asset Ownership & Estate Recovery in Transition, Indiana State Bar Association, 2011
  • Wealth Transfer Tips, Tricks & Taxes, Indiana State Bar Association, 2011
  • Indiana Transfer on Death Act, Estate Planning Council of Illiana, 2010
  • Indiana Transfer on Death Act, Stock Yards Bank: 2010 Estate & Tax Seminar, 2010
  • Creative Non-Probate Strategies in Long-Term Care Planning, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2010
  • Indiana Transfer on Death Act, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2010
  • Multiparty Accounts and Transfer on Death Property Act, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2009
  • Elder Law Ethics, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2008
  • 2008 Ethics Review, Sullivan County Bar Association, 2008
  • Guardianship Law, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2008
  • A Plumber’s Guide to Business Succession Planning, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2007
  • Law Firm Management, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2007
  • Guardianship Law, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2007
  • Elder Law Ethics (Elder Law Institute), Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2004
  • Elder Law Ethics (Masters Series), Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2003
  • Debate on Professional Liability Insurance, Indiana State Bar Association, 2003
  • Estate Planning and Administration Update, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2002
  • Business Entity Formation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2002
  • Estate Planning Update, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2001
  • Planning Your First Wealth Plan Under $675,000, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2001
  • If the Recorder’s Records Could Only Speak, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1997
  • Probate Administration and Guardianships, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1995
  • Estate Planning and Probate Administration, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1993-94

Pamphlets & Chart Publications

Starting & Managing a Law Practice in a Nutshell, 2016

Trust Issues and Guidelines for Indiana County Auditors, Assessors, and Recorders, 2016

Indiana Deed Recordation Process Comparison Chart by County, 2007

Church Affiliation

Westside Church of Christ, Sullivan, Indiana