5 Questions about Living Trusts
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5 Questions about Living Trusts

Here are 5 questions you should consider asking and understanding if you’re thinking about a living trust. 1. Why is a living trust beneficial for my specific situation? You will want an understanding of how a living trust can address your unique circumstances, such as asset protection, avoiding probate, or minimizing estate taxes. Our team can...

November is National Adoption Month
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November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. Adopting a child is one of the most amazing experiences a family can enjoy. No matter what the situation, it’s a very special and personal experience and parents are taking on the task of providing children with a loving home and the security they need to live happy, healthy lives....

Licensing Requirements for Adopting Kids in Indiana
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Licensing Requirements for Adopting Kids in Indiana

Adoption rate in Indiana is higher in the last three years than it has been since 2009 (based on the available data from Indiana Department of Child Services). Since 2018, the number of adoptions crossed the 2,000 mark. Last year, Indiana DCS granted 2,317 adoptions — only 89 adoptions short of 2019. Indiana ranks highest...

Succession Planning: 4 Steps to a Lasting Legacy
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Succession Planning: 4 Steps to a Lasting Legacy

According to the US Census Bureau, 90 percent of businesses in the United States are family owned. And they account for more than half of our nation’s employment. This includes farm operations, of which 97 percent are family owned, per the USDA. Surprisingly, it’s estimated that nearly six out of ten family businesses don’t have...

Things a Family Lawyer Can Do for You
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Things a Family Lawyer Can Do for You

Family lawyers perform a myriad of legal services, from managing estates and enforcing wills to getting things in motion for a divorce proceeding. They handle legal issues that invoke family law, such as prenuptial agreements, child custody, guardianship, and domestic violence. They can also mediate between conflicting family members who decide to settle their differences...

Registered Domestic Relations Mediator
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Registered Domestic Relations Mediator

Attorney Darren Chadd of The Law Office of Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter has completed the required 40 hours of training to become a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator. A registered domestic relations mediator is someone who is specially trained as a neutral party to facilitate custom resolutions amongst individuals dealing with family related matters....