A considerable amount of thought and planning will undoubtedly go into the creation of your comprehensive estate plan. Consequently, you should put the same amount of thought into choosing an estate planning attorney to help you create your plan. The estate planning attorneys and staff at Frank & Kraft have dedicated their practice to helping people just like you with their estate planning needs. We would be honored to sit down with you and help you get started on your Brownsburg, Indiana estate plan.
Located just west of the capital city of Indianapolis you will find the town of Brownsburg, Indiana. Covering just over 11 square miles, Brownsburg had an estimated population of 25,408 in 2016.
The area that would eventually be known as the town of Brownsburg was first settled in 1824 by a Kentucky native named James B. Brown. At the time, the Delaware Indians (Lenape) still inhabited the area. Four years later, the first log school house was built in the area. The town was originally laid out by William Harris in 1835 and named “Harrisburg.” By the 1870s, the Big Four Railroad was making hourly stops in Brownsburg on the Indianapolis-Crawfordsville trip each day. Over the next century, the town of Brownsburg steadily grew, yet always retained its small town charm and hospitality. In 2009, Brownsburg was ranked #33 (and highest ranking town in Indiana) on CNN Money Magazine’s list of America’s best small towns, pointing out Brownsburg’s low crime, a strong economy, and excellent schools.
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Estate planning encompasses much more than just deciding what will happen to your assets when you are gone. It should also protect those assets and help them grow while you are alive as well ensure that they continue to provide for your loved ones when you are gone. As your life evolves, we are committed to ensuring that your Brownsburg, Indiana estate plan evolves along with it.
The key to a successful estate plan is making sure it always reflects your current needs and goals. The plan you create when you are young, single, and just beginning your career will not be sufficient to meet your needs later in life when you have a family and a larger estate to consider. Routine reviews and revisions are crucial to ensure that your estate plan reflects your life as it is now, not as it was several years ago. Your initial estate plan, for example, may be focused entirely on ensuring that, should something happen to you, you don’t leave behind an intestate estate. Consequently, a Last Will and Testament may be all you need in the beginning. Marriage, children, and a growing estate, however, call for a more complex estate plan. A trust may be needed to protect your minor child’s inheritance, for instance, as well as serving as an incapacity planning tool. Eventually, you may also decide to incorporate additional components into your comprehensive estate plan, such as asset protection, probate avoidance, and business succession planning. If you have a child with special needs, special needs planning will be a critical addition to your estate plan. As you contemplate retirement, Medicaid planning should be added to your plan and your retirement plan merged with your estate plan to ensure harmony between the plans. To guarantee that your wishes are honored at the end of your life, Advanced Directives should be executed and funeral and burial planning incorporated into your estate plan.
At Frank & Kraft we are committed to helping you protect the people and things that matter to you through the creation of a lifelong partnership that focuses on fulfilling all your estate planning needs.
If you have additional estate planning questions, or you are ready to get started on your plan, contact an experienced Brownsburg, Indiana estate planning attorney at Frank & Kraft by calling (317) 684-1100 to schedule a consultation.