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A trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another. A settlor creates the trust by transferring some or all of his/her assets to a trustee. The settlor nominates a trustee who then holds those assets in trust for the beneficiaries. Trusts are legal instruments that allow one to avoid probate and manage without minimizing assets. Trusts can be beneficial to many people for different reasons. There are several different types of trusts, including; Testamentary Trust, Inter-Vivos Trust, Irrevocable Trust, Charitable Trust, Special Needs Trust, Spendthrift Trust, Resulting Trust, and Implied Trust. Trusts can be very complicated and difficult to understand, but our office can help to clarify things. We will help you decide if a trust may be a wise choice for you and draft a trust that is well written and easy to understand, without the host of prehistoric clauses. This office has seen numerous trusts that weren't drafted properly and this can lead to big problems in the future. We have spent many years engaged in trust litigation in equity complaints, as well as disputed and revised trusts. Let our office use it's years of experience to help with your unique situation. If you or someone you love would like more information on trusts, are interested in setting up a trust, or need a current trust revised, please call our office at 317-214-8116. We can answer your questions and create a personalized, properly drafted trust. Trust that you will have the security of knowing exactly what it provides and how it operates.
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A will, or testament, is a legal document drafted by a person, the testator, which names one or more persons to manage their estate and handle the distribution of their property at the event of their death. Anyone can draft their own will and trust with or without a lawyer given they are of appropriate age and are of sound mind. In recent years, many websites have begun to offer the service of helping to construct a will online. The Law Office Wildman has found such online "will generators" have proven to be unreliable, given the fact that there are discrepancies in the state-to-state laws on the matter. For example, these websites often offer to construct living wills, which are non-existent in the state of Massachusetts. Therefore, it is important to seek legal aid when writing a will to ensure your wishes will be carried out properly in the event of your death through proper trust administration. A legally sound will and trust is priceless. Our Firm guide you every step of the way, you will receive peace of mind. This office prides itself in taking the best possible care of its clients for will drafting and trust administration. We understand that mobility and transportation issues can complicate getting proper legal services, and for this reason our legal team is willing to consult with you in the comfort of your own home. Let our years of experience be on your side - call our office at 317-214-8116 to set up a free consultation.
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It is important to know that fair does not always translate into equal. When it comes to asset division in a divorce proceeding, people often assume that Indiana is a "50/50" state, but it is not...assets and liabilities are not automatically split equally between the two parties. Indiana General Law (chapter 208 & 34) details a variety of factors that the court will take into consideration when addressing and dividing the marital estate. The factors include but are not limited to: how long the parties have been married, the behavior of the parties during the marriage, age, health, occupation, current/projected, employability, and debt. If you have a marital agreement, signed before or during marriage, you will have more control over how your assets are divided. When it comes to matters of property division during the divorce process, both parties will do whatever they can to get what they believe is theirs. For this reason, there is often arguments and conflict. We cover all of the United States (including Indiana, Illinois, Florida, any 12 other states). Let our office work for you to protect your interests. Call 317-214-8116 to set up a free consultation.