COVID-19: Social Distancing & Estate Planning Update

We wanted to give an update with regard to our new protocols for preparing and executing estate plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. First, legal services are considered essential services under the state executive order restricting commerce during this time. In fact,...

TRUSTS: Not Just for the Wealthy Anymore

A common misconception about trusts is that they are only suitable estate planning tools for the wealthy.  While most wealthy families will elect to use one or more trusts as part of their larger family estate plan, trusts can also serve as an important part of the...

Thinking About a Will Contest? Don’t Wait.

The passing of a loved one is a very difficult time.  There is a lot to do in addition to allowing yourself time to proceed through the process of grieving.  However, the Indiana legislature doesn’t allow much time for something that can be very important; the filing...

How Can I Disinherit Someone?

It is  not uncommon for the attorneys at Halcomb Singler, LLP to meet with an estate planning client who wishes to leaving nothing to a particular family member.  The act of excluding or cutting a person out of your estate plan (through a will or a trust) is sometimes...

Why Choose Halcomb Singler for Your Estate Planning?

We listen. Every family is different, and every client has a unique set of goals and priorities for their estate plan. At Halcomb Singler, we take the time to listen to your questions and concerns, and use the valuable information we gather from you to custom-build...

Why Make a Will?

The Last Will and Testament, often just referred to as a Will for short, is usually the first document that comes to mind when the topic of estate planning arises. The Will’s most obvious function is to dictate to whom your assets will pass after your death, but the...