November is National Adoption Month
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November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. Adopting a child is one of the most amazing experiences a family can enjoy. No matter what the situation, it’s a very special and personal experience and parents are taking on the task of providing children with a loving home and the security they need to live happy, healthy lives....

What To Expect From Your Personal Injury Attorney
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What To Expect From Your Personal Injury Attorney

No one wants to think it will happen to them, but accidents occur all the time. Whether they are auto accidents, work-related injuries, bike or pedestrian accidents, or anything in between, it’s our job to be prepared to help. Your trauma is real, but it doesn’t always mean you have a case. You need an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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