Estates & Trusts
Give your loved ones peace of mind.
Since there is so much to plan, many people find that organizing their estate is more work than one person can handle, and for some, they neglect to plan at all. If you’ve ever felt this way, or if you simply have no idea where to start, let us assist you.
Estate Planning Lawyers Specializing in Wills and Trusts in Lafayette, IN
Are you looking for an estate planning attorney to help get your affairs in order? Ball Eggleston offers expert estate law attorneys in Lafayette, IN and the surrounding areas. As your wills and trusts lawyer, we help prepare your assets to provide peace of mind that your estate is taken care of upon your death. Your trust lawyer will work with you to ensure your will is carried out according to your wishes.
Ball Eggleston Law is Your Wills and Trusts Attorney in Lafayette, IN
Are you looking for professional estate planning lawyers? Perhaps you are wondering, “what does an estate planning attorney do?” At Ball Eggleston, we act as your wills and trusts attorney in Lafayette, IN, helping you determine the division of your assets to your loved ones after your passing. What is estate planning law? This practice area handles the transfer of assets, such as insurance, property, and more, after death so you can be confident that your loved ones are taken care of. For more information on our services, contact Ball Eggleston in Lafayette, IN today by calling us at (765) 742-9046.
We'll help you determine where to start.
We’ll guide you through the planning process.
Our skilled real estate and trust attorneys can assist you.
- Establish a plan for your money (bank accounts, retirement accounts, CDs, etc.)
- Establish a plan for your physical assets (property, home, vehicles, etc.)
- Establish a plan for your debts and final expenses
- Arbitrate your final wishes fairly and accurately
- Construct a living or standard will
- Stay protected and prepared
- And more
There can sometimes be a lot of legal transactions and details to consider after losing a loved one. We can help ease some of this burden by assisting you in organizing the estate and discussing your legal options and obligations moving forward.
Our attorneys will ensure you understand the legal obligations that come with giving and accepting a power of attorney. We can help you create a plan of action for assigning or accepting to become a power of attorney.
Our estate planning attorneys will assist you in planning your final wishes, including the best way to distribute your property, financial assets, and other affairs through the creation of wills, trusts, and a proper beneficiary.
Assisting aging parents or loved ones sometimes takes a specialty lawyer to ensure needs are properly met. We’re experienced in many areas of elder law, including assisting in issues related to retirement, finances, health, long-term care, guardianship, social security, Medicare, and more.
Want to make sure you have your wishes in place in the event you are not able to make the decision for yourself? Living wills and other advance directives make plans regarding your health, finances, and other assets in the case that you are living but incapable of making sound decisions.
We know that no one really wants to think about creating a will. However, it is a vital tool to ensure your loved ones are properly taken care of. Our attorneys work with you to understand your personal needs and create documents that legally support your wishes.
Not seeing the service you need? If you have estate concerns, or you just don’t know what you need, we are happy to talk about your situation and then connect you to one of our top estate law attorneys.
We're have decades of estate planning experience.
Commonly Asked Questions
A person’s estate is the sum of one’s assets. It can include anything — including money, property, and more.
A trust is a neutral, third-party agreement moderated by a trustee. A trustee is a person given administrative powers over the property who holds assets on behalf of beneficiaries.
In Indiana, if you don’t have a will, your estate enters “intestacy.” This means your estate will be distributed to your surviving beneficiaries, which include your family or anyone you designate to receive your assets when you pass, in pre-determined percentages. If you have any debts, your estate will be used to pay off remaining expenses before it’s distributed to the beneficiaries.
Absolutely! In fact, planning might be more important for people who don’t have anything to pass to beneficiaries. If you pass away with debts or bills, they don’t disappear. Your kids might still be responsible for your existing debts. Even if you don’t currently have any debts, there’s always a chance for an unexpected expense. A solid, organized plan can help you get your affairs in order and help you prepare for the unexpected.