Estate Planning And Probate
Estate planning and probate are legal issues which can affect just about everyone, but are
nonetheless widely misunderstood.
At the law office of Dustin L. Howard, LLC, we help people cut through the cloud of
confusion around these issues so our clients can provide for their loved ones and build a
legacy that will last many years into the future. We work with issues such as:
- Powers of attorney
- Health care directives
- Living wills
- Estate administration
- Probate litigation
In all these matters, we work to get to know our clients and create solutions that are
tailored to their needs.
Estate Planning For Everyone
Everyone should have some kind of estate plan. Whether your plan consists of a simple
will, a complex trust, or some combination of instruments, it will distribute your assets the
way you want them to be distributed. Perhaps just as importantly, it will save your loved
ones time, money and headaches.
What many people do not understand is that if you do not have a valid estate plan, the
state will decide how to distribute your assets, according to pre-existing guidelines. These
one-size-fits-all rules can lead to something that is very different from what you may have
wanted. They can also mean much of your estate will be eaten up by court fees, and that
your loved ones will be left in uncertainty for months.
A well-crafted estate plan can avoid this unhappy scenario and make sure you leave a
positive legacy, and not just legal hassles.
In addition to helping with estate planning, at Dustin L. Howard, LLC, we help people move
estates through probate. This is the process in which a court decides how to transfer
property from an estate to the heirs.
Even when there is a good estate plan in place, it can be helpful to have a skilled probate
attorney on your side when you are trying to administer an estate. When things go wrong
in probate, or if a dispute develops, an experienced attorney is absolutely crucial.
The Skills You Need
It’s important to have the right lawyer to help you with estate planning and other matters.
Our founding attorney has the skills to help you plan your estate or administer another
estate. He also has the litigation skills to handle probate court issues, including disputes.
For professional help with estate planning and probate, call the law office of Dustin L.
Howard, LLC, today at 812-896-1272. You can also contact us by email.
Located in Salem, Indiana, we represent clients throughout Washington County.