Estate planning is an essential but complex process, encompassing various financial, legal, and personal decisions. Organizing records and information properly can make this process smoother and more efficient. This article offers tips and links to helpful checklists to prepare for estate planning.
Is children’s life insurance a smart investment for your family? As we previously wrote in the Hawkins Elder Law Blog (https://www.hawkinselderlaw.com/why-should-you-buy-insurance/), a life policy is an important safety net for some people. However, this article explains why life insurance for children may be a poor investment. Life Insurance Purpose and Investment Performance Life Insurance Purpose […]
When you need Medicaid to cover your or a loved one’s nursing home bills in Indiana, you’ll have to qualify for benefits. The process of planning and qualifying for benefits might involve the creation of trusts. Some trusts can protect your assets, while others won’t. Some trusts are acceptable to Medicaid, while others aren’t. Hawkins […]
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 […]
Hawkins Elder Law discusses who is in control of your assets and financial affairs at various points in your life.
Hawkins Elder Law discusses what business succession planning entails and what you could do to avoid your business closing down abruptly if you die or become disabled unexpectedly.
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.