Organizing Records and Information for Estate Planning

Posted on August 7, 2023 by Hawkins Elder Law.

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.

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Buying Life Insurance For Children?

Posted on July 5, 2023 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Is children’s life insurance a smart investment for your family? As we previously wrote in the Hawkins Elder Law Blog (, 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 […]

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How Does A Trust Help You Qualify For Medicaid In Indiana?

Posted on December 22, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

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 […]

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What Executors (Personal Representatives) Need To Know

Posted on June 17, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

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 […]

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Who Is In Charge Of My Money?

Posted on January 27, 2021 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law discusses who is in control of your assets and financial affairs at various points in your life.

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What Is Family Business Succession Planning?

Posted on November 19, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

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.

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Should I Share My Estate Plan Details With My Family?

Posted on November 5, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law discusses whether and to what extent you should break the news about your estate plan to your family.

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Three Common Estate Planning Problems Waiting To Happen

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law provides you this overview of issues you might face with family members as it relates to your estate plan.

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Second Marriage Estate Planning Issues In Indiana

Posted on September 26, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law provides an overview of second marriage issues in Indiana and how to manage them with marital trusts.

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Retirement And Estate Planning: What You Need To Know

Posted on September 12, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law provides an overview of retirement planning and estate planning as it relates to your finances and health care.

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