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Carmel Wills Lawyers 

Helping You Safeguard Your Assets

When you think of protecting your assets after your death, what comes to mind?

Right now, 67 percent of Americans are walking around without an estate plan. In death, this means their hard-earned assets will be given to the courts to distribute as they see fit.

This might not be what you have in mind, but without legal guidance and support, it’s the reality.

There’s a great number of things life and business throw at us that we can’t control. But implementing a will or estate plan to protect your finances, business, hard-earned assets, and your family is one thing we can control.

Safeguarding your valuable possessions and the people you love most is a choice. It’s simply good business.

Our wills lawyers with Katie Charleston Law, P.C. can help you determine the best course of action for your financial future, from wills to trusts and other estate planning strategies and tools that will keep your most valuable assets safe long after you’re gone.

You, your business, and your family—everything you’ve worked so hard for—is worth protecting when you’re here and when you’re gone.

What is a Will?

A will is a legal document that states who will inherit your assets and belongings after you pass away. Some people also refer to a will as a “last will and testament,” given it includes your final wishes, funeral arrangements, and any other end-of-life requests.

A will is also an important tool for designating a primary caregiver for your minor children or a beneficiary for taking over your business should you pass away, or become incapacitated.

When you establish a will, you assign a primary executor to facilitate your will and distribute your assets, according to your instruction. A will only go into effect after death, never before.

The key components of a will typically include:

  • Personal letter of intent
  • Beneficiaries and alternative beneficiaries
  • Primary guardian and alternative guardian for minor children
  • Additional provisions related to minor children such as managing bank accounts or properties for a certain period
  • Designated funds for volunteer organizations and charities
  • A clear plan for distributing property, businesses, money, and other assets

Our Indiana wills lawyers with Katie Charleston Law, P.C. can offer step-by-step guidance in designing a will that suits your needs and meets your goals.

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Five-Star Client Reviews

In their Own Words

Our highest priority is providing top-notch representation for our clients, and it shows in our reviews. Read through some below, or call us at (463) 287-6731 today to get started.

    "A Great Communicator"
    Katie was very professional throughout this process and was very responsive throughout all of our correspondence. She always answered all of our questions and is a great communicator!!!!!
    - Tyeisha B.
    "They Really Know Their Stuff"
    Katie and Hannah are absolutely marvelous to chat with and really know their stuff. If someone is infringing on your trademark rights, this is who you want in your corner. Cheers!
    - Peter Q.
    "It Meant So Much to Me"
    I started a new media platform and it did not goes as planned. They definitely kept checking up on me to ensure they were there when I was ready. 100% customer service. Her follow-up meant a lot to me.
    - Tara S.
    "Couldn't Be Happier"
    Katie was so helpful when it came to our family trust. She spent a lot of time with us and never hurried the process. We could not be happier with the service from her and her staff.
    - Steve M.
    "Professional and Timely"
    Katie prepared an update to an existing trust, plus provided additional documents, such as a financial power of attorney that the previous lawyer had not done. She did a very professional job, and a timely one.
    - Barbara C.
    "Personable & Extremely Thorough"
    When we created our business, Katie was able to work with our crazy schedules with zoom calls and in-person meetings. She is personable, articulate, and extremely thorough and I trust her.
    - Goldwood Studios
    "She Gave Me Peace of Mind"
    I wanted to have peace of mind when hiring someone I had never worked with before, and Katie provided that. She was professional, thorough, meticulous, and made sure I had all of my risks covered in the agreement.
    - Tim S.
    "I Feel Confident in Her"
    Katie Charleston was very helpful with all of my business contracts. She would update me on any changes, she is very professional and stays on top of everything. Her clients come first.
    - Ellen M.

What Can a Wills Lawyer Do for Me?

Our wills lawyers can help you create your will, which declares how you want your possessions to be distributed after your death.

A will, however, is only one piece of the estate plan puzzle. As a standalone legal document, a will and testament sometimes don’t hold up in court and they’re always subject to the probate process, regardless. This can be a costly and tiring process for your family.

Our wills lawyers can help you draft and file your will, and also can prevent or litigate complex probate situations as they arise.

From a planning perspective, it might give you added peace of mind knowing that our lawyers take a comprehensive approach to estate planning, which includes wills, trusts, and other legal documents that can help secure your legacy.

This information is important as some wills lawyers only exclusively deal in wills, which could be problematic if you want to expand your will or build an estate plan with a trust. We can help you with the preparation of your will, trust, or estate plan, navigate the probate process and offer litigation should your will or estate plan be contested.

In other words, a turnkey solution for all of your estate planning needs.

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