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Trusts & Estates, Elder Law/Medicaid Planning

Valparaiso firm helps you build an effective plan

The attorneys at Blachly, Tabor, Bozik & Hartman, LLC help you with all aspects of your asset protection, trusts and estates issues, including:

  • Elder law
  • Estate planning
  • Estate taxes
  • Executorship duties
  • Guardianship
  • Living wills
  • Living trusts
  • Medicaid planning
  • Probate
  • Probate and will disputes
  • Wills drafting and execution

ELDER LAW

Elder law covers legal issues related to aging and the aging process. It includes work with estate planning, trusts and guardianships.  In addition to the services set out above, the attorneys at Blachly, Tabor, Bozik & Hartman provide assistance with facilitating long-term care.  This often involves planning and applications for assistance through the Indiana Medicaid program and includes assistance to individuals in nursing facilities as well as individuals seeking assistance with care in the community.

ESTATE PLANNING

You worked hard to accumulate your assets, and you have the right to dispose of them as you see fit. When devising an estate plan, we advise you on how to protect your children, support your loved ones and advance important causes through charitable gifts. After detailed analysis of your estate, we devise a plan to effectively transfer your assets, minimize taxes, establish guardianship for your children, care for your pets, support philanthropic causes and protect your loved ones. We draft a will that reflects your desires and we also establish living trusts if they are appropriate to your estate planning goals.

MEDICAID PLANNING

Indiana Medicaid provides assistance through a variety of programs.  These include help with the cost of long-term care for people in nursing facilities and for people who are at home receiving care.  Our experienced attorneys help their clients navigate the complex Indiana Medicaid system and obtain assistance with their long-term care needs.  This includes pre-planning to establish Medicaid eligibility before an application is filed, crisis planning when Medicaid eligibility is needed in a short period of time and filing applications for Medicaid benefits including representing clients during the application process, appealing adverse rulings by the State, working to correct administrative issues and assisting with annual eligibility reviews.

PROBATE

After you have lost a loved-one, dealing with the complicated probate process can add to the burden. Our knowledgeable, assiduous attorneys take charge of the probate process and minimize this weight.

We assist executors in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in Indiana probate court, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the Indiana probate court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying taxes and other debts
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professional expert when necessary

PROBATE DISPUTES

A probate dispute aggravates the stress and pain of your emotional loss. When probate disputes arise, our attorneys are prepared to challenge an ambiguously or incorrectly executed will or defend your rights against disgruntled beneficiaries. We use our mediation skills to minimize the hostilities between family members that often arise during the emotionally charged process. We are equally ready to fight assertively for your beneficiary rights in Indiana probate court.

CONTACT OUR HARDWORKING ESTATE PLANNING LAWYERS.

Call Blachly, Tabor, Bozik & Hartman, LLC, serving clients throughout, at 800-921-2824 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

 

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  • Valparaiso, IN (Main)

    56 Washington Street, Suite 401
    Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
    Phone: 219-464-1041
    Toll Free: 800-921-2824
    Fax: 219-464-0927
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  • Lake County

    9013 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    Phone: 219-738-2824
    Toll Free: 800-921-2824
    Fax: 219-464-0927
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  • Fort Wayne

    4656 W. Jefferson
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
    Phone: 260-432-9100
    Toll Free: 800-921-2824
    Fax: 260-436-4700
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