Probate Without a Will: What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

When your loved one dies they generally leave behind a last will and testament. When they don’t their belongings go into probate without a will. In addition, sometimes the probate court can throw out a contested will. When there is no original will from which to draw, the court will consider the law of intestate [...]


What Steps Are Involved in the Probate Process?

The probate process begins when an individual passes and their will is evaluated by the court. The court supervises the process of dividing their assets, settling their debts, and distributing what is left to their heirs. If the individual has a valid will, then that will be used by the court to distribute assets. If [...]


Understanding the Indiana Probate Court Process

When a person passes away, their estate goes through the probate court process. This process can be complex and often takes months to complete. If there is no will or someone challenges probate, the process can take more than a year. If you are concerned about the future of your assets and property or have [...]


10 Reasons Why You Need a Probate Lawyer

No one really wants to think about their own death, much less wills and probate issues. But as unpleasant as it is to contemplate, most people will have to deal with probate at least once in their lives. Regardless of whether it's for yourself or your loved ones, it's comforting to know that you don't have [...]


Disability Hearing: Testimony Regarding Fatigue

Fatigue is one of many types of disabilities that individuals can get Social Security disability benefits for. If your disability claims process for fatigue has advanced to the hearing level, you need to consult with an Indiana Social Security disability lawyer prior to your hearing so that you can provide the administrative law judge with [...]


Defining disability: what qualifies for disability in the Social Security disability program?

According to the Social Security Act, a claimant must meet certain criteria to qualify for either the Social Security disability program or the Supplemental Security Income program. Consulting an Indiana Social Security disability attorney can help you determine what qualifies for disability and whether or not your disability meets the requirements for assistance. Eligibility criteria [...]


Vocational Issues

At the crux of your Social Security disability (SSD) benefits case is the determination of whether you are too injured or ill to continue your current job or any prior jobs over the past 15 years (up to five). Your Indiana Social Security disability attorney will work tirelessly to ensure that you submit the required [...]


Witnesses Provide Credibility

In Social Security disability hearings, witnesses are similar to job references; they can lend credibility to a candidate’s claims.  An expert Indiana Social Security disability attorney will know how to best utilize witnesses to a client’s advantage throughout the hearing. When are witnesses introduced in a hearing? After the claimant’s testimony Before a medical or [...]


How to Conduct Yourself at the Disability Hearing

By the time you have appealed a Social Security Disability denial twice and are called to a hearing, it is definitely in your best interests to have a Indiana Social Security Disability Lawyer in your corner. While your lawyer will give you pointers on how to prepare for the hearing, it is important that you [...]