Upland, Indiana Estate Planning Lawyers
William is a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and resides in Westfield with his wife, Robbie, and four children, Dayton, Corbin, Bryce and Austin.
William obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Marian University, a Masters in Business Administration from Valparaiso University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of...
- Admitted to practice law in Indiana and the U.S. District Court of the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana since 2001.
- Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star lists in 2011,...
Offices are located on the Atrium level of the Union Building, 1106 Meridian Street, Suite 107, in Anderson, Indiana
His practice emphasizes social security disability and estate planning and probate.
Mr. Barnes graduated from the Ball State University School of Business in 1975, and has been in private practice for more than 20 years since graduating from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.
Mr. Barnes is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association (Estate Planning and Administration Section) and the...
A sampling of my appeal works -
Laux v. Chopin Land Assocs., 550 N.E. 2d 100 (Ind. Ct. App. 1990)
Walther v. Indiana Lawrence Bank, 579 N.E. 2d 643 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991)
Kimbrell v. Secrist, 613 N.E. 2d 451 (Ind. Ct. App. 1993)
Whelchel v. Community Hosps., 629 N.E. 2d 900 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994)
Hess v. Hess, 679 N.E. 2d 153 (Ind. Ct. App. 1997)
Koors v. Steffen, 916 N.E. 2d 212 (Ind. Ct....
Wabash, IN 46992
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Michael J. Meiners, P.C. can prepare any of the following legal documents...
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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