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After someone passes away, the to-do list for the Executor or Successor Trustee grows almost instantaneously. However, first and foremost, the most important thing to do is to grieve – so often, we see the individual in charge jump into “business mode” without taking time for himself/herself first. I compare... Continue reading
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The Grand Brook Memory Care, is conveniently located at the NW corner of Cumberland Road and East 131st street in Fishers. The facility accommodates 36 residents in two, small residential-style homes. The community is specifically designed to address the unique needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Grand Brook, believes... Continue reading
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Adoption is a beautiful, beautiful thing for about 1,000 different reasons. There is a law firm in Indianapolis that is well-known in the adoption law arena (Kirsh & Kirsh – check them out!). They routinely post pictures on their office’s Facebook page – some pictures are little feet meaning a... Continue reading
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I’d like to think I’m normal. That being said, I’d like to think we all have this place tucked deep in the back of our brain that tells us the stuff we should probably start doing, what goals to set, or what bad habits we should break—I certainly have that... Continue reading
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So, you’ve done it! You’ve written your Will. Think of your Will as your “story” telling the world who gets your stuff when you die. You put a good deal of effort into creating your Will, and it’s a ‘nice’ story. A story the beneficiaries you’ve named in your Will... Continue reading
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We love sharing with you. Here are a couple things you may not know about Jenny… Jenny’s Top 5 My husband, Justin, and I met in Law School – We both worked full-time during the day and attended school in the evening. While in undergrad at Butler, I studied abroad... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Carmel Health & Living to talk about the new Memory Care Unit slated to open in October, this is what they had to say: Carmel Health & Living is a very established community located in Carmel, which has created a dedicated wing as their Memory Care... Continue reading
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There is certainly not a one-size-fits-all estate plan. Instead, you have a “menu” of estate planning documents and you should choose what best fits your family and your goals. There are primarily five documents that you should, at least, consider when you embark on the estate planning journey: Living Will... Continue reading
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Crystal is the newest member of the Hunter Estate & Elder Law team and here are 5 things you should know about her: Crystal went swimming with a dolphin. Her dog, Kilo just had eight puppies. She loves to watch and play baseball. Crystal has gone parasailing. Lastly, she has... Continue reading
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• Allison has gone skydiving. • She has participated in the polar bear club. • Allison organized a local town charity in Marquette, MI. • She has five brothers and sisters. • Allison has a cat who has lived in five states. Continue reading
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When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in Grass Valley, CA, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. When the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Remember this poem when you next meet an older... Continue reading
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We are often asked about the moral or ethical issues associated with long-term care planning in the context of asset protection. To address these issues, consider the story of the Free Bridge as told by US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis: “I live in Alexandria, Virginia. Near the Supreme Court... Continue reading
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1)My parents had a 1998 Triple Black Mustang GT when I was growing up. I fell in love with Mustangs. I own 2 of them. 2). My brother, my husband, and I won a national tournament in Las Vegas for mixed triples. 3)I have three teenage sons that are all... Continue reading
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Susan is the founder of Hunter Estate & Elder Law, having started the practice in 2001, and takes great pride in the firm’s commitment to providing excellent service to all of our clients. She is an avid reader, lifetime learner, and entrepreneur. When time allows, Susan loves to travel, is... Continue reading
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Those words. I hear them so often – whether they are coming from the spouse, the child, the niece/nephew, the caregiver, etc. My response, whether internally or verbally, is to “never say never.” Recently, I was mindlessly watching television and a 60 Minutes episode had started. In the episode, there... Continue reading
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Kyle joined the Hunter Estate & Elder Law Team in August of 2014. He and his wife are the proud new parents of their first child, born in August 2018. He enjoys camping and other outdoor activities, learning new handyman skills, all things related to the Indianapolis 500/ IndyCar racing,... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Stonecrest of Meridian Hills Senior Living, to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: The community has set a new standard in senior living. Stonecrest of Meridian Hills Senior Living, first and foremost offers their residents a beautiful space, the... Continue reading
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Jenny joined the Hunter Estate & Elder Law Team in January of 2012. She is a die-hard Butler basketball fan and had the opportunity to watch Butler make it to the national championship versus Duke in 2010 at Lucas Oil Stadium. She also thoroughly enjoys to spend time with family... Continue reading
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Why is this, you ask? There are a multitude of reasons for why individuals do not create a Will or Trust. The latest statistic I saw was that nearly 65% of individuals pass away without a Will – even though 100% will die. Unfortunately, Aretha fell into the majority. This... Continue reading
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This facility offers a warm, welcoming place to call home. At Clearvista Lake Health Campus they believe that a life well lived is one rich in experiences, surrounded by people who have your best interests at heart. They recognize they are caring for individuals, each with different wants, needs, beliefs... Continue reading
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Allison has been with Hunter Estate and Elder Law since January of 2018. She enjoys all Indy has to offer, from the amazing restaurants to the hiking and kayaking areas. She enjoys traveling near and far. In addition, Allison loves to volunteer her time to the community. “ I love... Continue reading
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Indiana recently enacted a change to the probate code allowing a person to include a “no contest” clause in their estate plan. This change has prompted many questions, and affords us the opportunity to de-bunk some old myths about such things. It may or may not be a difficult decision... Continue reading
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Samantha joined the Hunter Estate & Elder Law Team in July of 2015. She is the proud mom of three teenage boys and spends most of her free time traveling the country to attend their football games, wrestling meets, and baseball games. She enjoys spending time with her family and... Continue reading
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Do you own real estate outside of Indiana? Are you considering buying real estate outside of Indiana? If so… [I know, that sound like the beginning of an awful legal or mortgage advertisement—because I heard one this morning and it’s unfortunately stuck in my head, still]. Okay, let’s try this... Continue reading
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Please Help Us in Welcoming our New Paralegal, Crystal! Crystal joined the Hunter Estate & Elder Law team this month. She enjoys attending sporting events, taking family trips to the lake, and biking. She is also actively involved in her family charities. “I joined Hunter Estate & Elder Law because... Continue reading