Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 2)

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

We wrote tips in our most recent article for people who want to sell their homes without realtor assistance (see recommendation to always hire a realtor in Part 1 of this article series). In this article, we describe some of the things that a seller can expect in a real estate sale transaction. If a […]

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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 1)

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We encourage people to use realtor services to sell property instead of trying to sell real estate without realtor assistance. Realtor services can help maximize the sale price (often dramatically) and minimize distractions and headaches that require sellers to take time off work. However, we have tips […]

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Indiana’s Senior Consumer Protection Act

Posted on February 3, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

                        [See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Senior Consumer Protection Act (referred to in this article as the “Act”) added new financial exploitation protections in 2013 for Hoosiers that are 60 years of age or older (referred to in the Act […]

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Spendthrift, Special Needs, “Miller” & Other Protective Trusts

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Trusts are tools that estate planning lawyers use to solve or avoid money management and property management problems for clients. Protective trusts protect assets from problems plaguing the trusts’ beneficiaries. Protective trusts are increasingly common as lawyers and clients focus on solving problems that do not necessarily […]

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Pay Attention & Get It in Writing

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Teenagers often try to shift blame for breaking rules, misunderstanding assignments, or missing deadlines with statements like, “I asked Joe and he said it wasn’t important,” or “I heard that they never enforce those rules.” Of course, some teenagers retaining their adolescent gullibility and inattentiveness into adulthood […]

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Customer Service by Josh

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[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We were enjoying dinner in a chain restaurant earlier this year when we noticed the exceptional service that we were receiving from a young attendant, whom I will call “Josh.” Josh impressed us enough to inspire us to to pay more generously than is our custom (we […]

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“Choose” to Replace “Should” and “Supposed to” in Big Decisions

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Hawkins Law PC.

  [See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Is it possible for senses of duty, obligation, and responsibility to be harmful for people? Trust and estate lawyers working with multiple generations of people often see sharp generational differences in people’s expectations of themselves and people of other generations. This article considers when traditional senses […]

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center Seeks Crowd-Sourced Ideas and Feedback

Posted on October 5, 2017 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center (Innovation Center) is seeking public feedback in its MAX Survey to help fulfill its mission of “fostering an affordable, accessible healthcare system that puts patients first.” The Innovation Center wants fresh ideas about how CMS […]

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Funeral Planning – A Surprisingly Complex Subject

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Concerns about burdening surviving family members with headaches and expenses lead many retirees to think about funeral pre-planning. If you pay attention to life insurance television ads targeted at retirees, you can see several life insurance sales pitches that prey upon those concerns. Like many […]

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What Reverse Mortgage TV Commercials Don’t Tell You

Posted on September 4, 2017 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Tom Selleck and other charming celebrities have pitched reverse mortgage plans to senior citizens for years in television ads like Selleck’s ad posted on YouTube. Mr. Selleck says reverse mortgages are not “too good to be true,” but should people believe him? Well, it depends… […]

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