Known by many in Indiana as the “Father of Elder Law,” Scott Severns is a founding... more
Known by many in Indiana as the “Father of Elder Law,” Scott Severns is a founding member and Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1979. His professional career has focused on legal and health care issues that confront older adults and people with disabilities. Mr. Severns has been Certif... view profile
I am an attorney and certified public accountant licensed in Indiana. I live and... more
I am an attorney and certified public accountant licensed in Indiana. I live and work in Broad Ripple, an eclectic and historic neighborhood north of downtown Indianapolis. The goal of my practice is to help individuals protect the assets they have, whether for their families through estate planning, against creditors through foreclosure defense and debt settlement, or for their own future, th... view profile
Practical. Professional. Personal Service. If you ask my clients and colleagues,... more
Practical. Professional. Personal Service. If you ask my clients and colleagues, these are my hallmarks. I have always believed that many times the client is best served by practicality at least as much as technical legal issues and their consequences. Yes, you can sue for this or that, yes you can try to include and fortify against every possible issue, claim or contingency in a contrac... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.