Posted on April 18, 2019 by Hawkins Law PC.

This conclusion of our two-part series about Medicaid and prenuptial agreements explains how Medicaid treats prenuptial agreements.

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Posted on March 28, 2019 by Hawkins Law PC.

This article begins a 2-part explanation of how Indiana Medicaid deals with a remarried couple’s assets when one spouse requires nursing home care if the couple made a prenuptial agreement before they married.

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Hoosier Health Care Advance Directive Options May Improve

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Hawkins Law PC.

Indiana health care advance directive options may improve in 2019. If Indiana passes 2019 House Bill 1516 (HB 1516), then the law will upgrade how Hoosiers plan for future health care decisions. This article describes current health care advance directive laws and how the new law may help Indiana health care patients plan for emergency health care and end-of-life decisions.

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Personal Business Records Organization Tips

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Hawkins Law PC.

Few people manage their personal business records properly, so this article gives record-keeping tips.

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Medicaid IRA Rule Offers Nursing Home Cost Protection

Posted on December 27, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

This article explains some surprising new IRA protection opportunities created by recent Indiana Medicaid rule changes.

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Young Parents Need Estate Plans

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

This article explains why young parents need to make estate plans more urgently than the older generation that raised them.

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Estate Plans Must Clarify “Right Things”

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When an estate plan depends on someone to “do the right thing,” someone will inevitably dispute

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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 3)

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

This article concludes our 3-part series of articles 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. A typical […]

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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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