Jennifer is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation... more
Jennifer is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration to practice before the VA. Jennifer is a member of the Elder Law sections of both the Indiana and Michigan state bars, and is a past chairperson of the Indiana Elder Law section and current member of the Board of Directors of National Academy of Elder Law Attorne... view profile
Laura M. Longstreet is a Hoosier native and has worked in the legal profession for... more
Laura M. Longstreet is a Hoosier native and has worked in the legal profession for over ten years. Ms. Longstreet attended Siena Heights University in Benton Harbor, Michigan and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Service. Afterwards, she served as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Marion County, Indiana for over two years, working within the MSD of Perry Township. She graduated... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.