Indianapolis Estate Planning Lawyer

Protecting Your Rights and Interests

At Adler Law LLC, we are committed to protecting and furthering the interests of individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters. From his Indianapolis office, compassionate elder law lawyer Michael J. Adler brings 15 years of experience and substantial trial work to his practice, along with a reputation for integrity, professionalism, and dedication. Mr. Adler maintains strong ties to the community as a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and a Vigo County Trial Deputy Prosecutor. In addition to protecting the rights of senior citizens as an Indianapolis estate planning lawyer, he also is highly skilled and experienced in matters involving business litigation and family law.

Guidance for Estate Planning, Probate, and Medicaid Planning

Adler Law assists Indiana residents with their estate planning needs, offering solutions tailored to protect their interests and their family’s future. Executing (signing) a will allows for your assets to be distributed according to your wishes during probate. A poorly written, or invalid will, can result in legal challenges and lengthy court proceedings. In addition, without a valid will, a decedent’s property passes according to the Indiana laws of intestate succession. Adler Law LLC can assist in carefully drafting enforceable wills, as well as creating trusts suitable for individuals of varying assets and net worth. Revocable living trusts, in particular, allow people flexibility and control over their property while also avoiding probate in the event of their death.

In addition to advising clients who wish to avoid the need for probate, Adler Law LLC represents individuals and administers estates during probate proceedings. Probate is the legal process that may be initiated after an individual dies to settle his or her estate. Estate administration may be supervised, unsupervised, or settled pursuant to the small estates process. Property that requires probate includes assets and property that the decedent owned as a tenant in common, or that is titled solely in the decedent’s name without a named beneficiary. During the probate process, a party may contest the validity of the decedent’s will or the distribution of property, or bring other claims against the estate. An experienced probate attorney can navigate the complexities involved in this situation.

Medicaid planning can entail a detailed consideration of a person’s health, finances, and other needs. Medicaid is a government health care program for families and individuals with limited income and resources. It offers benefits that are typically not covered by Medicare, such as nursing home care and personal care services. At Adler Law LLC, an Indianapolis estate planning attorney can advise people regarding a plan for Medicaid coverage of long-term care and assist them in applying for coverage when the time is right.

Representation in Business Litigation

Contracts are an important aspect of many business dealings, and at times they may lead to disputes between entities. A breach of contract action may arise when a party to a valid and binding agreement has failed to perform its duties under the contract, or has interfered with another party’s performance, without a legal defense. A few examples of a breach are failing to pay for goods or services, failing to deliver goods, or delivering significantly different goods. Remedies for a breach of contract vary depending on the facts of the case, but they may include specific performance, damages, restitution, or rescission.

Adler Law LLC handles a variety of other business litigation matters as well, including partnership and shareholder disputes within an organization or company. In addition, we represent clients in cases related to non-competition agreements, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), FINRA broker-dealer disputes and arbitration, creditors’ rights and commercial collections, construction defects and construction litigation, and commercial torts, including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and trade secret infringement, as well as wrongful interference with business contracts and business relationships.

Assistance in Divorce and Family Law Matters

Michael J. Adler also represents individuals in all aspects of divorce and related proceedings in Indiana, such as property distribution, child custody and support, and more. Committed to protecting the interests of his clients and their children, he understands that the efficient resolution of family disputes may be more beneficial than costly and drawn-out court proceedings. With substantial negotiation and mediation experience, he can accomplish these goals while minimizing the emotional and financial cost to his clients.

Discuss Your Situation with an Indianapolis Elder Law Lawyer

If you are seeking individualized and comprehensive legal services, Adler Law LLC has the resources and experience to further your goals. Based in the Indianapolis area, knowledgeable elder law attorney Michael J. Adler provides legal guidance to Indiana residents in their times of need. He also can assist people who need a business litigation attorney or guidance in divorce proceedings. At Adler Law LLC, we have represented residents of Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, and Greenwood, as well as other communities throughout Hamilton, Boone, Marion, and Vigo Counties. Call Adler Law LLC at (317) 635-7880, or contact us online to set up an appointment with an Indianapolis estate planning lawyer.

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