Frank & Kraft provides elder law and estate planning services to clients located in Fishers, Indiana and surrounding areas. Our legal team works closely with individuals and families of all ages who live in the city of Fishers and who want to make effective use of legal tools to make their lives – and their family’s lives – more secure.
Elder law and estate planning attorneys help you to take advantage of benefits and programs that can help make aging easier. We will work with you to plan ahead for illness, injury, or other causes of incapacity and we will help you to determine how you can best prepare for end-of-life issues.
Whatever your goals are, from planning for a secure retirement to protecting your legacy, our firm will help you to find the tools that you need to put all appropriate legal tools to work to accomplish your goals. Give us a call today to discover more about the services we offer to those living in Fishers.
Life in Fishers
Fishers, Indiana is located within both Fall Creek township and Delaware Township. Fishers is a part of Hamilton County, and had a population of almost 77,000 as of the most recent census. Fishers is considered to be a suburb of Indianapolis and the city’s population has rapidly expanded since it was the home of just 350 people in the 1960’s.
The Learning Channel named Fishers the number one city for families to live in when The Learning Channel made its list in 2011. The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns also named Fishers as a Green Community, while the CQ Press named the city the nation’s safest– a designation also earned in 2011. BusinessWeek, Money Magazine, and Forbes have also recognized Fishers as an affordable suburb and as the best place to move and best place to live in America.
Fishers is an attractive city because housing prices are affordable, it is close to Indianapolis, its economy is excellent, and the city is home to many recreational opportunities including Geist Reservoir, which offers fishing, as well as numerous parks. There are two festivals held in Fishers annually as well: a Renaissance Faire and a Freedom Festival.
Seniors in Fishers
In Fishers, 3.8 percent of households are comprised of a senior age 65 and older who lives independently without other family members. Fishers works hard to make the city a nice place for older people to live, and there are plenty of programs and services people can take advantage of as they age.
On the official website for the city, there is a Fifty or Better section which explains some of the services that seniors can take advantage of within the area. Residents are “encouraged to participate in the programming provided through Fishers Parks and Recreation,” which exist to help seniors socialize, learn new skills, and stay active.
Seniors in Fishers and throughout Hamilton County are also entitled to get meal service through Meals on Wheels, to make use of the Hamilton County Express Bus if they need transportation assistance, and to sign up for a daily phone call through the Morning Call Network. The Morning Call Network is a phone system that ensures seniors get a daily phone call so they will know someone is checking on them and that someone cares.
Frank & Kraft can provide assistance to seniors in understanding the kinds of programs they may be able to sign up for. We can also assist you with obtaining access to benefits through the Veterans’ Administration and through other government programs if you need more costly services or more intensive support as you age.
Probate Court in Fishers
Seniors are not the only ones who need to think about their legacy. You should have an estate plan in place during your lifetime to provide protection for you and your loved ones in case something happens to you. An estate planning lawyer will help you to determine what will happen to assets after you pass away and will help you to make an incapacity plan so your loved ones don’t have to initiate guardianship proceedings if you become unable to act on your own due to illness or injury.
One of the key ways that Frank & Kraft can help with the incapacity planning and estate planning processes is to work with you to find ways to keep your family out of probate court. However, if someone has passed away without an estate plan to avoid the probate process or if incapacity proceedings are necessary, probate court proceedings take place in the county where the incapacitated or deceased person lives. This means those who live in Fishers will go to Hamilton County probate court.
The contact information for the primary administrative location from the Hamilton County probate court website is 1 Hamilton County Square, Suite 157, Noblesville, Indiana, 46060. The website also details all of the probate court rules that will apply in Hamilton County, including rules related to filing pleadings, inventorying estates, estate accounting, probate fees, guardianships and more. Frank & Kraft will assist you during the probate process, whether you’re going to court to become a guardian or are probating an estate after a loved one has passed away.
Getting Help from Fishers Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys
Clients throughout Fishers have long trusted Frank & Kraft to provide comprehensive, compassionate advice on elder law and estate planning issues. Our attorneys have the necessary skills and experience to help you make smart choices in planning ahead for whatever the future may hold.
To find out more about the services we offer and about what is involved in making a plan appropriate to your life and family situation, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at any time at 317-684-1100 or can contact us online at your convenience to talk with an experienced attorney and to get personalized legal advice about the issues that matter to your future. Call now to get started.