Do You Need an Irrevocable Trust?

You may have decided to set up living trust to protect your assets, but what kind of trust best suits your needs? What's the difference between revocable and irrevocable trusts? In this article, we will explore the advantages of an irrevocable trust and when it could be the right option for you. To learn more, contact an Indianapolis [...]


Do You Need a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust?

A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) is one tool among many that could prepare you for the future. But is it the right tool for you? Below, we will cover the benefits of a MAPT and why it could be right for you. To learn more, contact an Indianapolis asset protection attorney at Barnes Cadwell Law today. [...]


When Can You Save Time and Money With Indiana Simplified Probate?

If you have a small estate, you may be wondering if you can avoid the most difficult aspects of probate. And with small estate probate, you can — Indiana simplified probate allows you to streamline much of the process and escape some of the headache. Contact Barnes Cadwell Law today for more information. What Is Simplified Probate? Simplified [...]


When Is Probate Not Necessary in Indiana?

If you've had a loved pass away recently, you may be wondering whether or not you will have to go through probate. Probate can be a time-consuming and stressful process. But do all estates have to go through it? When is probate not necessary? Avoiding one more legal procedure during a difficult time of your life can be [...]


What Is Intestate Succession?

When a person dies without a will their property is distributed according to the rules of intestate succession. Intestate succession is basically an algorithm that sets a precedence for the deceased person’s heirs. In this article, we’ll talk about what intestate succession and how it works. What Assets Pass Through Intestate Succession? Any assets that [...]


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 [...]