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Sarah Denise Everett

Estate planning Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   5 reviews

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney (healthcare and financial), Living Wills, Life Prolonging Declarations

  2. Probate
    25%
    Probate and Estate Administration, contested and uncontested; Supervised and Unsupervised

  3. Litigation
    15%
    I focus in the real estate area.

  4. Adoption
    10%

  5. Guardianship
    10%
    Contested and Uncontested. Adults and Minors.

  6. Real estate
    10%

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

Sarah has been licensed to practice law in Indiana since 1988.  She has spent most of her career with the UAW Legal Services Plan practicing in the Estate Planning (including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills), Estate Administration, Guardianship, Adoption, Name Change, and Real Estate Litigation areas.  The position with the UAW Legal Services office was a good mix with raising her two daughters who are now young adults.  She was able to assist a steady stream of clients yet work reasonable hours, so her time could also be devoted to maximizing quality time with her daughters.

In 2012, the UAW Legal Services Plan began to wind down operations, preparing for a closure of the offices.  This led to Sarah initiating the exciting venture of being a solo practitioner.  Sarah settled on her locaton in Lockerbie Marketplace (Mass Ave. district) because it is a short bike ride from her Irvington home, close to the City-County building, and offers free two hour parking as well as easy access from the interstate.  She also has offices on the north side of Indianapolis and in Fishers.

Sarah offers her many years of experience at reasonable rates to afford all people with access to good legal planning and representation.  In addition to practicing law and helping people, Sarah enjoys Lake Michigan, gardening and travel in her free time.

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Licensed for 34 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 1988
Updated 01/03/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Sarah

Law Office of Sarah Everett
Lockerbie Marketplace
333 N. Alabama St., Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Huge weight off my shoulders
I'm a single mom of 3 almost-adult children. While attempting to set my own affairs in order and make sure my children were well provided for in an unplanned scenario, I went to Sarah for advice and she took care of everything I had and had not thought of. For a short visit to her office and a fee that's less than I pay for internet in 6 months, it was well worth the peace of mind it has afforded me. Sarah is a calm, warm, responsive, sympathetic person. I felt very comfortable discussing my wishes and concerns with her, and she provided plenty of insight into the legalese contained in the documents that will protect my children and their property should I be unable to. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Mia | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Difficult Case Won
In 2015 my disability benefits from an independent insurance company were wrongly terminated. Miss Everett prepared my very difficult and lengthy appeal. She won the case for me. My benefits were reinstated and I received all of the back pay that was due me. Miss Everett was extremely responsive to my calls and emails. I believe that, along with the written appeal, her excellent communication and negotiation skills are a large part of winning the case.
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Posted by Lara | January 3, 2016
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Above and Beyond
I was referred to Sarah by a funeral home to help with issues concerning a cremation for a family member. I was so impressed by how quickly she attended to my needs. It was simply unbelievable. She went out of her way to get things done quickly and thoroughly. It was amazing. She drove out her way to meet me to get paperwork, worked hard to get things done fast (I just had to smile when I saw emails after midnight, she meant business!), and communicated extremely well with me and my husband. From the first phone call to having my issue resolved it was less than 24 hours. I can't give her enough praise. In this busy world with so many obstacles in our way it was nice to have the personal touch. I knew she cared. I plan on hiring Sarah to do our estate planning.
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Posted by Ron Elkins | September 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We hired Ms. Everett to prepare our wills and an estate plan. We knew this was a very important thing to do, but like many people we kept putting it off. Ms. Everett made the whole process painless. She gave us easy-to-understand instructions for getting the information and documents to her necessary to prepare our wills, powers of attorney and health care representative documents. At her office she put us at ease with her friendly style and thoroughness. Ms. Everett listened to our concerns and came up with a plan and documents based on our individual circumstances. No cookie cutter approach here! We were impressed with Ms. Everett's level of experience, attention to detail and personal touch. Her fee was quite reasonable and there were no surprises. We will use Ms. Everett's services in the future and recommend her to our family and friends.
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Posted by Wesley | June 5, 2015
Client Review for Sarah D. Everett
Prepared all final wills & declarations and assisted me in making decisions relevant to life ending issues. This included advising me in issues relevant to complicated family situations involving non biological family members. Sarah was patient, compassionate and a great communicator. She thoroughly explained tax issues and other matters that allowed me to make the best decisions regarding my wishes. I highly recommend Sarah as an attorney with the integrity, knowledge, and experience one would want in preparation of such important legal documents.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • The Law Office of Sarah Everett
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • UAW Legal Services
  • 1988 - 2014

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctorate
  • 1988
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Political Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Estate Planning - Miller Trust
  • Proper planning for Medicaid eligibility.
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Plan including a Minors' Trust and related protection for minor children.
  • Estate/Probate Administration
  • Successful administration of the estate.

Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association - Estate Planning & Administration Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association - Real Estate & Land Use section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Real Estate for the Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate for the Estate Planning and Probate Attorney
  • Estate Planning and Probate Administration
  • 2006
  • UAW Pre-retirement Meetings
  • Estate Planning
  • 1991
  • UAW Pre-retirement Meetings
  • Estate Planning
  • 1990

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Sarah
Probate Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse Sarah Everett. I worked with her for almost 16 years at UAW Legal Services Plans. Sarah was our in-house expert on probate, including guardianship and adoption. She handled numerous other matters as well."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Everett shows much kindness and professionalism towards her clients and colleagues. She has over 25 years of experience, and it definitely shows in the quality of her work. She is very detailed in all that she does. I highly recommend her to those who need her services in her areas of law."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Everett has shown professionalism and helpfulness in our professional relationship. I have referred cases to her with total confidence that she would handle the matter efficiently and that the client would be completely satisfied with her representation. It is a pleasure working with Ms. Everett in our legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Sarah for six years, sharing a caseload of wills, estates, guardianships, adoptions and real estate matters. I found her to be highly effective, personable and a hard worker on behalf of her clients. Sarah was always my "go to" attorney for sound advice and perspective when difficult situations arose. Her knowledge of the law in her practice areas is impeccable, but she also has the practical skills to cut to the chase and achieve desirable results for her clients in a timely manner. Whether the matter calls for drafting of effective legal documents or skilled advocacy in a court setting, I wholeheartedly endorse Sarah Everett as an attorney who always works skillfully and energetically for her clients."
Probate Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Excellent attorney and client advocate. Experienced in the areas of estate planning, Wills & Trusts, guardianship matters and Probate"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Sarah for several years early on in our legal careers and have maintained contact with her. I recommend her to anyone who needs sound estate planning, estate administration or representation in civil litigation, especially in the real estate area. Sarah is efficient, highly organized, results oriented, and very ethical. Thus, I without hesitation endorse her."
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Indianapolis Estate planning Lawyer Sarah Denise Everett
Sarah Denise Everett
Estate planning Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 34 years
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