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9 Tips for a Successful Deposition

  June 2, 2017     By Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP
So you received a Notice of Deposition. What is a deposition and what does that mean for you, the witness? A deposition is the legal term for a...

What Happens if I Get Hit By Debris at the Indianapolis 500?

  June 1, 2017     By Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
The Indianapolis 500 - The Greatest Spectacle in Racing - features open-wheeled race cars flying around a 2.5 mile oval (rectangle) at more than...

Third-Party Claims and Workers’ Compensation

A workplace accident can be scary, leaving you injured to the point that you cannot return to work immediately – or perhaps ever again – and...

Patchett v. Lee Opinion: What It Says and How It Effects Indiana Personal Injury Claims

Earlier this year The Indiana Supreme Court Was Asked Whether Medicare, Medicaid, and HIP payments could be introduced as evidence of the...

Can the Indiana Violent Crime Victim Compensation Fund Help You or Your Clients?

What is the Victim Compensation Fund and can it help you or your clients? Many people have no idea the Victim’s Compensation Fund exists, nor do...

New Indiana Law Makes it Illegal to Leave a Crashed Vehicle in the Road

House Bill No. 1048 will add a section to the Indiana Code that makes it illegal for vehicles involved in an accident to remain on the road. As...

Newly Introduced Bill Would Grant Attorneys Fees in All Indiana Wrongful Death Cases

Under the current wrongful death landscape in Indiana attorneys fees are provided for in both child wrongful death cases and adult wrongful...

Newly Introduced Bill Would Grant Attorneys Fees in All Indiana Wrongful Death Cases

Two Of Indiana's Wrongful Death Statutes currently provide for attorneys fees in bringing a wrongful death claim. Senate Bill 124 would make it...

Should Hoffman v. NLRB Affect Whether an Undocumented Immigrant Is Entitled to Future Lost Wages?

Many insurance companies are trying to apply the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hoffman v. NLRB to say that undocumented immigrants should be...

Injured in a Car Crash, Where Do I File Suit? Indiana Venue Laws

If you are injured in an accident and want to file suit against the negligent party you will need to know where your claim should be filed....

Are Attorney’s Fees Provided in the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute?

Recently, the Indiana Supreme Court handed down a decision on whether Indiana's General Wrongful Death Statute provides for attorneys fees....

It's the New Year, is Your Estate Plan up to Date?

Now that the ball has dropped and toasts have been made, did you make a New Year’s Resolution? While many people make resolutions, very few make...

Androderm Lawsuit Filed in California Court After Testosterone Therapy Linked to Cardiac Events

Testosterone lawsuits are being filed across the United States against drug manufacturers like Eli Lilly and Watson Pharmaceuticals who make...

Vehicles of Asset Transfer: Choose the Optimal Solutions

You have options when you are arranging for the transfer of assets to your loved ones. In this instance we are not talking about the choice of...

Wischmeyer Professional Service Access Plans

The world of law, tax and real estate continue to become more and more complex. Costs can be a strong deterrent to a person seeking professional...

I Owe More than My House is Worth and Waiting on the Bank to Threaten Foreclosure --- What Can a Homeowner Do?

The United States is going through one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. Bankruptcy filings have increased, unemployment is...

Did Lawsuit Get Filed in The Right Place?

In the age of the internet, filing lawsuits has become more complicated. Consider the scenario where you order a product from a website and the...

Comprehensive Planning Includes Estate Administration

Estate administration is something to take into consideration when you are making preparations for the inevitable.

SSA Forcing Conversion to Direct Deposits

The ongoing future of the Social Security program is a subject that is often discussed within elder law circles.

Nursing Home Costs on Upward Spiral

Elder law attorneys will educate their clients about the eventualities of aging. Along these lines you would do well to recognize the fact that...

How Do You Provide for Pets When Planning Estate?

If you were to get yourself a dog or cat as a senior citizen you may be taking a very positive step. It is not uncommon for elders to experience...

Unified Exclusion Applies to Estate Plus Taxable Gifts

You may have heard the term "unified exclusion" if you have started to do any research into the field of estate planning as you look ahead...

Legal Professors Examine DIY Last Wills

When you are looking for the facts with regard to products and services a highly respected go-to resource is Consumer Reports. Their website and...

Do You Have a Spendthrift Heir?

If you have a spendthrift heir you may want to take steps to make sure that this family member does not burn through his or her inheritance too...

NBER Sheds Light on Plight of Many Seniors

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently took on the subject of retirement preparedness. There are some 10,000 baby boomers applying...

Give Less to the IRS, More to Family

Once you come to the realization that your store of financial assets exceeds the unified estate/gift tax exclusion amount you have a pleasant...

Ongoing Choices Have Everything to Do With Retirement

People are free to make their own choices in life and you ultimately have to live with the results. This is something to keep in mind when you...

Kinkade Case Apparently Headed to Court

Is a Will that you execute by hand when you are "three sheets to the wind"valid? This is an interesting question and it is one that is going to...

Consider Potential Fallout When Making Plans

When you record your final wishes you are merely asserting your decisions in private. If you are keeping things confidential nobody will know...

Portability Provision Slipping Away

There are some changes to the estate tax parameters pending at the end of this year when the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization...

Alternative to Assisted Living Facility

The idea of being uprooted and moving into an assisted living community is not an especially pleasant one for many senior citizens. People...

Legal Action is Required for Committed Couples

If you were to ask yourself how you would want your possessions distributed if you were to pass away at any given time you may well find that...

Life's Not Fair for LGBT Couples

You have undoubtedly heard the old axiom "Life's not fair." We all know that it's true. We would like to believe that on some level, things even...

Don't Let Impulses Steal Your Retirement

Statistics indicate that the majority of people who reach the age of eligibility rely on their Social Security benefits to provide most of their...

Elders Must Use Caution on the Internet

Some people have no shame, and this is evident when you look into the statistics regarding elder financial abuse. This has become a big problem...

Are You Aware of Medicare Limitations?

It is a rude awakening when you start to reach middle-age and find that you are not prepared for retirement. One of the reasons why far too many...

Hire an Expert in Estate Planning

A month ago my computer crashed. It was devastating. Every time I tried to start the thing, I got nowhere. I looked online for answers and...

Who Will Represent Your Estate?

Once you have drawn up your Last Will you have taken an important first step, but things are not going to simply take care of themselves when...

Executors Should Have Attorneys

If you have been appointed to be the Executor of a Will, you have a lot of work to do. The Executor needs to gather all of the assets of the...

A Rudimentary Glance at Revocable Living Trusts

As you are making preparations for the future you are going to want to discuss all of the possibilities with an experienced local Indianapolis...

Learn about Your Estate Planning Options

Many people would rather draft their own Wills by using forms provided by online legal service companies instead of hiring an estate planning...

Do You Have a Specific Funeral Vision?

If you let the chips fall as they may with regard to funeral arrangements they are not going to fall into a void. The responsibility is going to...

The Legacy of Dick Clark

There have been precious few individuals in the history of the entertainment industry who have had the type of impact that Dick Clark had over...

Settle Your Own Affairs

Every new survey has a different percentage of Americans that do not have a Will or any other type of estate plan. The latest survey from Rocket...

Year-End Tax Increases Getting Closer

Now that we are getting well into the year it is important to recognize the fact that there are some significant changes to the tax laws...

Do You Need a Will or a Living Trust?

One of the most common mistakes that people make with estate planning is in thinking that if they are not wealthy, they don’t need a living...

How Can I Become Someone's Guardian?

A friend or family member has become incapacitated, physically or mentally, and cannot take care of themselves and their finances. You want to...

When Should You Start Thinking about Estate Planning?

If you are even thinking about this question, the answer is probably NOW. You need to start the process of estate planning now. Especially if...

Worried about Paying for College? A 529 Plan Can Help

Saving for a child's college education ranks right up there with paying off your mortgage and saving for retirement in terms of major money...

Incapacitation Planning for GLBT Persons

Planning for when you may become incapacitated is critical for everyone, but especially so for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons...



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