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...

The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning: Why An Estate Attorney Is Necessary
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The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning: Why An Estate Attorney Is Necessary

Wills and testaments are necessary for ensuring that the wealth of a person who has passed away is allocated according to his or her wishes. Unfortunately, two out of three adults in the country don’t even have estate planning documents on hand. Only 28 percent of people over the age of 55 are motivated to...

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...

Mitchell Ray Selected as one of Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers
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Mitchell Ray Selected as one of Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers

Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter Law is proud to announce that Mitchell Ray of the Greenwood area office was recently honored as a member of the Top 40 Under 40 lawyers in Indiana by the National Trial Lawyers Organization. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s...

US Property Ownership Primer
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US Property Ownership Primer

We hear a lot of argumentative voices about our constitutional rights these days with respect to such things as freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, the right to protest, etc., but we hear little about our right to own property. Just for fun, let’s briefly explore who really “owns” the property we call...

Fundamentals of a Contract
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Fundamentals of a Contract

Fundamentals of a Contract Years ago, many personal and business deals were made and transacted with a simple handshake. If disagreements ensued, the parties could go to court and ask a judge to resolve the dispute, hopefully, in their favor. These days written contracts are the norm and, if prepared properly, they can protect the...

Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
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Registered Domestic Relations Mediator

Attorney Darren Chadd of The Law Office of Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter has completed the required 40 hours of training to become a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator. A registered domestic relations mediator is someone who is specially trained as a neutral party to facilitate custom resolutions amongst individuals dealing with family related matters....