The Law Offices of Kiley, Harker & Certain
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Estate Planning & Probate
Ensuring Your Goals are Met

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of setting up legally effective arrangements that meet your wishes if something happens to you or your family. Good estate planning typically minimizes potential taxes and fees and sets up contingency planning to make sure your wishes are followed.

The Indiana estate planning and probate lawyers of Kiley, Harker & Certain advise clients in a broad range of estate planning and related tax matters, including:

  • Wills and Living Wills
  • Trust agreements
    • Living trusts - revocable or irrevocable
    • Charitable lead and remainder trusts
    • Gift trusts
    • Life insurance trusts
    • Educational trusts
  • Health care consents
  • Powers of attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Gifts
  • Wealth transfers
  • Valuation issues
  • Planning for generational transfers of interests
  • Elder law

Our estate planning and probate lawyers take the time to explain, in language you can understand, the impact of various estate planning strategies.

Probate

Probate refers to the legal process which takes place after someone dies. It includes proving that a will is valid, if it exists, identifying assets, appraising property, paying debts and taxes due, and distributing all remaining property pursuant to either the will or state law.

The Indiana estate planning and probate lawyers of Kiley, Harker & Certain have extensive experience working with personal representatives, both individuals and financial institutions, through the probate process. This gives our clients the peace of mind that they seek, knowing that their loved ones will not have to face unexpected surprises or turmoil.

To experience that same peace of mind yourself, please contact our estate planning and probate lawyers.

The Indiana attorneys at the law offices of Kiley, Harker, & Certain serve clients throughout Indiana, including the communities of Marion, Fairmount, Gas City, Jonesboro, LaFontaine, and Upland. We serve the following counties in North-Central Indiana: Grant County, Blackford County, Delaware County, Hamilton County, Huntington County, Madison County, Miami County, Wabash County, and Wells County. We are also qualified and do represent clients in the state of Florida.