Estate Planning and Elder Law

Estate Planning and Elder Law

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Our individualized approach sets us apart. We learn about you, your goals and your immediate concerns to deliver efficient and effective recommendations based on your specific circumstances.

Fort Wayne Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney

Are you worried about the future? Are you concerned about who will take care of your assets after you’re gone or how to secure Medicaid benefits for your loved ones? At The Bellinger Law Office, we understand your concerns and are here to help.

Estate planning is an essential step to ensure that your assets and loved ones are protected and taken care of according to your wishes. Without a will or trust, for example, your estate falls under the Indiana intestacy laws, where the court decides how your property is distributed, often leading to long, costly legal proceedings. If you have minor children, the court will decide who will become their guardian. These decisions may not align with your wishes, causing additional distress to your family during an already difficult time. By proactively planning your estate, you can avoid these complications, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Estate Planning Services

Discussing end-of-life wishes or care isn’t an easy topic, but with the guidance of a skilled attorney, you can face these realities with greater confidence.

Wills and Trusts

Our highly experienced attorney aids with the creation and updating of wills and trusts. With meticulous attention to detail, we ensure that your assets, like homes, cars, and personal property, are distributed according to your wishes, leaving no room for ambiguity. Whether you have specific bequests in mind or require guidance on complex estate planning matters, we are here to provide you with personalized and reliable legal support.

Estate Administration

Estate administration refers to the process by which a deceased person’s assets, or estate, are managed and distributed. This often involves paying off any outstanding debts and taxes and ensuring the rightful distribution of assets to the beneficiaries. Our skilled attorney will guide you through this complex process, simplifying legalities and ensuring a streamlined administration of the estate.


Probate is the legal process of validating a will and distributing assets after death. This portion of estate administration can become complex, especially if there are conflicts among beneficiaries or disputes over the will’s validity. An experienced attorney can provide invaluable assistance during these times, offering critical guidance and representation. They can navigate the complexities of probate law, mediate disputes, and work tirelessly to ensure a fair and efficient distribution of assets.

Elder Law Services

Have you ever wondered how to qualify for Medicaid benefits or Veterans Benefits? Do you know who will make decisions on your behalf if you can’t? Our elder law attorney provides compassionate guidance in these areas and more, helping you with issues such as powers of attorney, guardianship, and other important legal matters.

Why Choose The Bellinger Law Office?

All of this might sound complicated but don’t worry. We pride ourselves on using clear, concise, and easy-to-understand language. Whether you’re a seasoned estate planner or seeking legal advice for the first time, our goal is to make the legal process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

We combine experience with empathy, providing solutions to your legal problems while understanding the emotional toll they can take. But don’t just take our word for it – read our testimonials and see why our clients trust us as their legal partners.

Take the first steps toward securing your future and protecting your loved ones. Contact The Bellinger Law Office today for all your estate planning and elder law needs. Your peace of mind is our priority.

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