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When a special needs trust for your child is in jeopardy

Estate planning can be difficult in the best of situations. If you have a special needs trust for a child, this planning can get to be even more complex. Unfortunately, many people fail to plan properly – and they pay the price. A recent article in Kiplinger details how a special needs trust for a...

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The best ideas to avoid financial troubles when getting a divorce

There are several legal complications associated with getting divorced and those involving personal finances can cause a great deal of stress between divorcing spouses. By planning ahead, however, you can avoid losing certain assets, including your retirement. USA Today offers several ways you can safeguard your assets in the event of a divorce. Post-divorce budget Knowing...

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An Indiana attorney on why you should have a trust

Make no mistake about it: trusts aren't only for the wealthy. Anyone can benefit from having a trust. Unfortunately, many people fail to see the benefit of estate planning until it's too late. For those who do recognize the benefits, last wills are often established in order to pass property and assets along to a...

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Indiana lawyers weigh in on parental rights being terminated

Poverty is a struggle that many families throughout Indiana face – with some parents having to work more than one job in order to provide for their children and make ends meet. Sadly, many families living in poverty have found themselves entangled with the child welfare system. In some cases, poor parents are unjustly targeted...

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What to do when you inherit property

Whether a death in the family occurred or a loved one was admitted to a nursing home, inheriting real estate can be a boon -- or a bummer --if it's property you didn't want or weren't expecting to get. Typically, you have three options with inherited property: you can live in it, rent it, or...

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How CBD confusion can lead to a marijuana arrest

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is an emerging product that has become widely available in many states. It has been used to treat a slew of conditions and illness including anxiety, depression, and heart disease. Last year, Indiana become one of those states. Residents of the Hoosier State can now purchase CBD products if they contain no...

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