Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law is an Indiana law firm committed to serving the residents of Hendricks County, Indiana with the elder law and estate planning services they need. We work with our client friends and neighbors to develop the comprehensive plans needed to manage all their most simple and complex incapacity, asset protection, long-term care financing, and other end-of-life concerns. We can help you to not only safeguard your wealth but increase it with effective financial and retirement planning strategies, while also laying the foundation for incapacity planning that will protect you and your loved ones against incapacitating illness and injury. Whether you already live in the Hendricks County, Indiana area or are soon moving to the region, Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law is the law firm you can rely on for superior estate planning and elder law services.
Effective Representation in Hendricks County
Hendricks County, is a county in the state of Indiana. It has a population of 156,056 (as of the 2014 estimate), which is significantly higher than the 2000 estimate of 104,093. The county seat is in Danville. Not surprisingly, the county has the second-fastest rate of population growth in Indiana, and is now the third most populous county in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Hendricks County has a long and rich history. First formed in 1824, the county was named in honor of then-Governor William Hendricks. It is a largely urban county, with more than eight of every ten residents living in the urban centers. Despite that, it has a slightly less-than-average cost of living. It also has a diverse employment picture, with nearly a third of workers classified as self-employed.
The area’s median household income is $67,535, which is more than $22,000 higher than it was in 1999 and $30,000 above the statewide median. The economy enjoys input from a wide variety of industries, including health care and social assistance (24%), retail trade, finance, and insurance (19%), educational, professional, scientific, and technical services (15%), and manufacturing (8%). Occupations include sales and management (25%), production jobs (9%), administrative support (7%), and installation, maintenance, and repair (7%). Hendricks County residents thus have many opportunities to amass and grow wealth. Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law are committed to helping them protect those assets and receive the financial and estate planning they need.
Senior Citizens in Hendricks County
The 2014 surveys indicated that the median age for residents in Hendricks County was 36 years. That’s a year younger than the statewide median of 37. Roughly 40% of all county households include children under the age of 18, and the average size of an area family is 3.12 persons. About 5.7% of individuals in the county live in poverty, including 5.3% of all senior citizens.
As you might expect, most seniors in the county prefer to live independently in retirement, usually in their own homes. As health grows frail, however, many increasingly turn to family and others to assist them with basic care. Deteriorating health often forces many of them to seek in-home care or care at long-term facilities like nursing homes. Seniors who need to find a long-term care facility in Hendricks County can find a listing of area nursing homes on caring.com.
It is, of course, important to remember that the decision to move to a nursing home facility is the most critical choice that any elderly person can make. As a result, seniors and their loved ones should take time to carefully examine all possible options prior to making any move. It is vital that seniors find the right facility to meet their needs, but it is just as important for them to ensure that they have the funding plan they need to pay for the high cost of care. At Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law, our Medicaid planning experts can work with seniors to ensure that they have the benefits needed to overcome those funding challenges.
Hendricks County Demographics for Housing and Labor
As mentioned, Hendricks County is a fast-growing area in Indiana. People who are moving into the area often want to know more about housing and labor, so that they can compare those demographics to those of other parts of the state and country.
The median condo and house value in Hendricks County was reported to be $155,900 in 2013, which is higher than the $132,100 estimate from 2000. That’s also higher than the $122,200 median value of homes statewide. The median monthly rental costs $734. Statewide, that median rent value is $585.
Businesses considering a move to the Hendricks County area will find a dynamic workforce. More than 88% of area residents 25 years or older have at least a high school degree. More than 23% of those also have at least a bachelor’s degree to their credit. The official unemployment rate in the county is 3.6%.
Hendricks County Courts of Note
Matters related to probate of estates and guardianship are handled at the Hendricks County Superior Court in the county seat of Danville. That court is located at 1 Courthouse Sq. # 106, Danville, IN 46122, and can be accessed by the public on Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM. Court personnel can be reached by phone at (317) 745-9231.
In Hendricks County, probate court has a central role on all matters related to the settlement of decedent estates and guardianship for incapacitated adults and underage children. Residents with questions about any of these issues can get help by contacting court personnel. Those county residents can also get assistance from Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law. We’re always here to assist with elder law and estate planning that can help many residents avoid probate and guardianship issues in the future.
The Estate Planning Help Hendricks County Residents Need
At Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law, our estate planning and elder law professionals can assist you with all your most complex estate plan and senior needs. Our attorneys can create the ideal asset protection plans, help in the development of financial and business plans, secure your retirement and long-term care planning needs, and guide you through the estate plan creation process. If you need an estate plan that meets your needs and elder law assistance that you can rely on year after year, contact us online or call (317) 684-1100 today.