Incapacity Plan: What is it and why you need it
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Incapacity Plan: What is it and why you need it

While his life’s work was all about making people laugh, the last years of legendary actor and comedian Groucho Marx were anything but pleasant. While he had a will, Marx did not plan for incapacity. As a result, his partner and children fought for years over the right to make decisions regarding his finances and...

What Is Municipal Law?
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What Is Municipal Law?

In the legal arena, you often hear the term “municipal law.” But what is it? How is it different from ordinary law? And what are some examples? Definition of Municipal Law Municipal law refers to laws that apply to cities, townships, and counties (known as municipalities) and the governing bodies within those entities. Just like...

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney When Buying or Selling Property?
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Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney When Buying or Selling Property?

When you think of hiring an attorney, it’s often anticipated that a difficult or unpleasant situation has arisen. However, the act of buying or selling real property, while an exciting time, presents several legal challenges where having a real estate attorney by your side can be greatly beneficial. Let’s look at some of the benefits...

Helping Children Through Divorce
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Helping Children Through Divorce

Divorce is difficult on the whole family. And children can suffer beyond the initial breakup for years to come if they feel torn between the parents or don’t deal with it in a healthy manner. As parents going through a divorce, there are things you can do to ensure children get through it and become...

Business Matters that Business Lawyers Can Do for SMBs
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Business Matters that Business Lawyers Can Do for SMBs

There is a common misconception that small businesses don’t need an attorney; that there are not enough legal-related matters going on for a business lawyer to see to. If there are matters for which a business owner needs legal advice, they can just consult an attorney or a fellow entrepreneur who has encountered the same...

Licensing Requirements for Adopting Kids in Indiana
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Licensing Requirements for Adopting Kids in Indiana

Adoption rate in Indiana is higher in the last three years than it has been since 2009 (based on the available data from Indiana Department of Child Services). Since 2018, the number of adoptions crossed the 2,000 mark. Last year, Indiana DCS granted 2,317 adoptions — only 89 adoptions short of 2019. Indiana ranks highest...

A Power of Attorney is a Powerful Tool
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A Power of Attorney is a Powerful Tool

Have you been asked to be a Power of Attorney? Do you foresee a situation in your family that may require one? Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows an individual to act as the authority and make decisions on behalf of another person. Let’s look at the various types and benefits of...

Succession Planning: 4 Steps to a Lasting Legacy
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Succession Planning: 4 Steps to a Lasting Legacy

According to the US Census Bureau, 90 percent of businesses in the United States are family owned. And they account for more than half of our nation’s employment. This includes farm operations, of which 97 percent are family owned, per the USDA. Surprisingly, it’s estimated that nearly six out of ten family businesses don’t have...

Things a Family Lawyer Can Do for You
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Things a Family Lawyer Can Do for You

Family lawyers perform a myriad of legal services, from managing estates and enforcing wills to getting things in motion for a divorce proceeding. They handle legal issues that invoke family law, such as prenuptial agreements, child custody, guardianship, and domestic violence. They can also mediate between conflicting family members who decide to settle their differences...