I began my legal career with Van Valer Law Firm in 2008, while I was still a student... more
I began my legal career with Van Valer Law Firm in 2008, while I was still a student at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Except for a leave of absence for military service, I have been with Van Valer Law Firm ever since. I am currently an Associate Attorney, with my primary focus on litigation. I represent clients in a broad array of legal matters, and practice both Criminal... view profile
I have practiced law in the Indianapolis area for 20 years, spending over 10 years... more
I have practiced law in the Indianapolis area for 20 years, spending over 10 years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. I am currently bringing my experience to bear in helping clients with wills, trusts, and other tools to ensure their assets are protected and wishes carried out at the time of death.
"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.