The Importance Of Estate Planning
Estate planning is about making choices for the future rather than leaving those decisions in the hands of others — or in the hands of the law. People from all walks of life can benefit from this important legal step in life. With the right estate plan, you can protect your wealth, set forth your wishes and make sure your affairs are in order.
At the Terre Haute law firm of Hassler Kondras Miller LLP, we can help you develop an estate plan that makes sense for your situation. Our lawyers provide trusted and knowledgeable guidance on all elements of estate planning, including:
- Health care powers of attorney
- General powers of attorney
- Living wills
It’s also important to keep your estate plan up-to-date, especially after major life changes such as divorce. We can review your current plan and make revisions to reflect your current wishes and situation.
Trust And Probate Disputes
In the last few decades, farmland in west-central Indiana has skyrocketed in value. Many farmers and landowners have used trusts as an estate planning tool for safeguarding their farmland and passing it on to future generations.
Today, when those farmers pass away, they often leave behind poorly managed trusts with thousands or millions of dollars worth of farmland. The survivors must grapple with how to manage the trust. In these situations, disputes are common.
Mark D. Hassler and Jake Miller can step in to help trustees, beneficiaries and other interested parties enforce their rights. They can disentangle the mess that was made of the trust and, if necessary, take action in court to protect your interests. They also handle probate disputes involving wills, will contests and other contested estate plans.