Fort Wayne Estate Planning Attorney

Fort Wayne Estate Planning Attorney

Fort Wayne Estate Planning Attorney 

Many people put off estate planning because they do not like to consider their mortality or they want to avoid family fights over aspects of the estate. However, at The Bellinger Law Office, we understand that estate planning is a vital way to protect you, your loved ones, and your family’s legacy. 

Our office has helped many clients throughout Indiana structure their estate plans to meet their needs and the needs of their loved ones. If you need help creating or updating your estate planning documents, a Fort Wayne estate planning attorney is here to help guide you through every step of the process. To learn more about our firm’s services, call or contact us today.

Estate Planning Protects You and Your Family

No one wants to consider the possibility of death, disability, or other tragedy, but an estate plan can protect you and your loved ones in case the unthinkable happens. Crafting an estate plan can also prevent future problems of family infighting over estate assets and provide clarity so that your loved ones can grieve without worrying about untangling your estate. 

At The Bellinger Law Office, a Fort Wayne estate planning attorney can customize a comprehensive estate plan that meets your unique needs. We focus on what you would like to achieve with an estate plan: 

  • Protecting your loved ones
  • Promoting harmony in your family
  • Avoiding waste with unnecessary probate battles
  • Providing something for future generations so that they can prosper and grow

Estate Planning Services We Provide

An estate plan is a set of comprehensive documents that cover the administration and dissemination of your estate. It can also help dictate certain decisions while you are still alive if you become incapacitated. Our Fort Wayne estate planning attorney has years of experience working with clients to craft the full scope of legal documentation for estate planning, including the following: 

  • Last Will and Testament: This is the document most associated with estate planning, and it provides detailed instructions on the administration and distribution of your estate. A last will and testament also allows you to name an executor to run the administration of the estate. Without a will, your estate will be distributed according to Indiana law, which may differ significantly from your personal wishes of how the estate should be divided.
  • Durable Power of Attorney: This document names a person who will have the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf in situations of incapacitation or disability where you are no longer able to communicate those decisions yourself.
  • Living Wills: A living will is a document where you dictate your medical wishes if you are incapacitated and cannot communicate them on your own. This can include medications and treatments you do or do not want, a do not resuscitate form, and other important medical decisions so your family does not have to make them for you.
  • Health Care Power of Attorney: Otherwise known as a healthcare proxy form, a healthcare power of attorney names a person to act as your agent for medical decision-making. This person can access your medical information and make decisions if you are incapacitated or terminally ill. If you have a living will, the healthcare proxy is bound to uphold it.

Call Our Office Today

To learn more about Indiana estate planning and how it can help you, talk to an experienced Fort Wayne estate planning attorney today. Call or contact us at The Bellinger Law Office to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your estate and how we can help.

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