Upland, Indiana Estate Planning Lawyers
Indiana Bar Admission – Admitted on October 16, 2017, Juris Doctorate, May 2016
Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis Indiana
Master of Business Administration, May 2012, Indiana Wesleyan University; Indianapolis, Indiana, Concentration in Accounting
Lean and Green Belt Certificate in Six Sigma, June 2011 Villanova University; Online
Bachelor of General Studies, December 2009 Ball State University; Muncie, Indiana
Minors: Biology and Chemistry
Mr. Karnes’ professional memberships include the Muncie...
At Locke Law Firm, we focus in the areas of elder law, probate and estate administration, family law and real estate law.
We believe that everyone deserves fair and affordable legal representation. We are committed to helping our clients get through the tough moments in life. We are committed to advocating your best interests.
Lisa is the Managing Partner of the Indianapolis and Carmel based, full service law firm, Harrison & Moberly, LLP, one of Indianapolis’s oldest firms. She is happy to meet with clients at either the...
Nicholas Plopper completed his undergraduate studies from Indiana University in 1999 where he earned a B.A. in Telecommunications. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego in 2006....
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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