Estate Planning and Litigation
A Lafayette law firm helping you plan for the future
Estate planning is something everybody should do, but most people dread. That's largely because estate planning and probate matters can be confusing and complicated. For more than 100 years, Vaughan & Vaughan has helped people in Greater Lafayette navigate the complexities of estates and trusts.
Our attorneys are here to walk you through the process of creating an estate plan tailored to suit your needs, or to help you make the difficult decisions associated with probating a loved one's estate. From drafting to litigation, we have extensive experience in estate law.
We handle all estate and probate issues in a timely, orderly, and cost-efficient manner. When you contact our office, you can count on our attorneys to help you in your time of need. We can help you with issues regarding:
- Living wills
- Revocable trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Powers of attorney
- Health care proxies
- Administration proceedings
- Probate proceedings
Estate planning is not something most people think about. But without estate planning, your assets will be at risk. If you die without a will, your estate will be decided in probate court. A judge determines how your property will be divided, and your assets will also be used to cover the costs of litigation.
Count on us when it matters most
We can help you plan your estate so that your assets go where you want them to go. We can also help you draft a will with clear instructions regarding your wishes, which you are free to update at any time. Making your wishes known also puts less pressure on your loved ones after your passing.
Our firm can also represent your interests in probate court after you die, whether you have a will or not. Assets that must be dispensed in probate court, with or without a will, include:
- Real estate in your name
- Real estate you share with someone else
- Savings, checking or other bank accounts in your name
- Any ownership interests in a corporation or LLC
- Home furnishings
- Brokerage accounts
- Life insurance polices
Helping you plan for peace of mind
Our law firm has been representing people in Greater Lafayette since our founding in 1913. Since then, we have helped generations plan their estate. An estate plan gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your assets will be distributed according to your wishes, and that your loved ones won't be burdened with the process.
Some people feel that they are not old enough to have to think about estate planning. But it's something adults of all ages should take seriously. Life can be unpredictable, and some people are sadly lost in accidents or due to illness. And don't forget, if we help you with an estate plan, you can make changes to it at any time.
Estate planning can be complicated, but our experienced attorneys can help guide you through the process every step of the way. We will ask you questions about your wishes, and help you create the documentation that will ensure those wishes are upheld after you are gone. And we can answer all your questions, too.
Learn more about how we can help you with estate planning. Come into our office for a free consultation with one of our estate planning attorneys. Call 765-742-0056 to schedule a time.