Planning for the Future

When most people think of estate planning, the first thing that comes to mind is preparing a will and possibly a Living Will. While this is a fine start, there are a number of other issues that might need to be considered beyond how your assets should be distributed and what should be done if you become terminally ill.

An experienced Northwest Indiana estate planning attorney can help you understand all of the things you should be thinking about as you begin the process of developing your estate plan, thereby ensuring that your plan is complete and is an accurate representation of your wishes. At the law firm of Dugan & Rybicki, P.C., our Crown Point estate planning lawyers have helped clients in Lake County, Porter County and across Northwest Indiana to build customized, comprehensive estate plans.

Providing Comprehensive Estate Planning and Probate Services

We understand that every person’s needs are different and that there is no single solution that will work for everyone. We pride ourselves on the personalized approach we take with our clients, listening closely to their concerns and goals, and developing a plan to accommodate their specific needs.

We provide complete estate planning and probate services, including:

  • Wills and trusts, including instructions for how, when and to whom your property should be distributed and, in the case of a trust, what should be done with the property until it is distributed.
  • Powers of attorney, including powers for health care, financial and business decisions.
  • Advance health care directive that provides clear communication about how your care should be handled if you become terminally ill and unable to communicate for yourself.
  • Transfer on death deeds, including deeds for the primary home, rental or other income properties, vacation homes and other real estate.
  • Probate and estate administration, including representation for executors and trustees as well as beneficiaries who wish to dispute a will, trust or the handling of the estate by the executor.
  • Small estates, including probate avoidance through a small estate affidavit.
  • Guardianships, including legal recognition to manage personal and financial decisions for a family member’s child or an impaired adult relative.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Crown Point Attorney

To learn more about how our Crown Point estate planning lawyers can help you or to schedule a free initial estate planning consultation, please call 219-365-7766 or send us an e-mail by completing our online contact form.