The Legal Help

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Plan Your Legacy, And Get Your Affairs In Order

We don’t know when our time will come. We can only plan for that day to give guidance to our loved ones in the event of death or incapacity. These are complex issues that require professional assistance to cover all the bases and put it in the right “legalese.”

The established law firm of Riley & Ahler P.C. offers comprehensive estate planning services to put your wishes in writing and preserve family wealth. Our lawyers spend the time to create custom documents that reflect your goals. We also assist with probate and estate administration if a loved one has died.

Need to write or update your will? Named as an executor? Call our Rensselaer office at 219-964-4156 to schedule a free consultation.

Customized Estate Planning

We can help you with basic estate planning as well as sophisticated strategies, depending on your needs:

  • Wills Every adult should have a last will and testament. This probate document specifies your heirs and what each will receive in the event of your death. A will can also appoint guardians for your minor children.
  • Powers of attorney These documents are invoked if you become incapacitated through injury, illness or dementia. A durable power of attorney authorizes someone to take care of your financial and business affairs. A health care power of attorney appoints someone to make medical decisions if you cannot.
  • Advance directives Also known as a living will, an advance directive gives specific instructions to doctors and your family about resuscitation, life support, pain management and other end-of-life care.
  • Trusts – Placing assets in a trust can serve many purposes, such as probate avoidance, asset protection, tax planning, special needs planning or a charitable legacy. Our knowledgeable attorneys can customize your trust planning to accomplish specific goals.

Our attorneys will walk you through various scenarios to make sure that your wishes are known and honored, whatever the future may hold.

Closing Down A Loved One’s Estate

Our firm also assists executors, personal representatives and trustees with the duties of estate administration (aka probate) and trust administration. These responsibilities can be overwhelming, but we will help you work through the list as efficiently as possible.

Arrange A Free Estate Planning Consultation

We create estate plans for clients of all ages and all walks of life in Jasper County and the surrounding counties of Northwest Indiana. To schedule your free initial consultation, call 219-964-4156 or use our online form.