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Arlene Kline

Probate Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

5.0   5 reviews

also known as G. Arlene Kline


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About Arlene

Learn Arlene’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    75%
    As a paralegal, serving as executrix, special administrator to attorney for many estates and trust disputes. Opening supervised, unsupervised, small estates or summary administration and foreign estates.

    33 years

  2. Estate planning
    18%
    Draft/Preparation of Wills, Trusts, Durable and Healthcare Power of Attorneys, Living Wills and more for attorneys while paralegal and then for my own practice as an attorney.

    28 years

  3. Trusts
    6%
    Preparation of Revocable Living Trusts or Testamentary Trust (inside your will) or Special Needs Trust, Miller Trusts and More for your estate planning needs. Also have prepared or reviewed trust accountings and filed objections.

    20 years

  4. Guardianship
    1%
    As a paralegal I have prepared or reconstructed guardianship accountings for periods up to 10 years. Prepared pleadings for Minor guardianships, Adult guardianship and extensive guardianship accountings or objections to accountings for guardians or fellow attorneys in my own practice.

    28 years

If you want to get the estate open and smoothly done, then I can guide you and accomplish this goal.

From paralegal to attorney, I know the law as well as the procedure to collect and distribute the assets to the right person at the right time.

 

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My clients are important, and if you have to meet at night, I'm happy to meet at a restaurant.   Chilis with Jack and Dave.
Licensed for 18 years
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 01/03/2023

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

Contact Arlene

Law Office of Arlene Kline
5238 Lafayette Road
Indianapolis, IN, 46254

Reviews

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Posted by Missy | September 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Arlene is the best of the best!
Arlene Kline is an exceptional estate attorney! She is representing my sister and I in the probate process of my father’s estate. I found her on Thumbtack. And she called me on a Sunday!!! How many attorneys do you know that do that?! Not many attorneys ever!!! My sister and I have never been thru a probate process, so naturally we have lots of questions. We’ve sent Arlene lots of emails, and she has ALWAYS responded sometimes even after her work hours. She has also always kept us up to date on the communication she’s had with the PR’s attorney. And she’s done so in a timely manner too. Arlene is also a very well prepared attorney. At the first meeting we had with Arlene, she provided us with an estate checklist. On this checklist, there were important dates and deadlines that have to be met by the Personal Representative. The Personal Representative of my father’s estate is my other sister. This checklist also explained how closing the estate would work. I found this checklist to be very informative and helpful. She also provided us with all the documents that have been filed with the court to date…something that the PR’s attorney should have done but did not. Arlene is also a very professional attorney. She has always conducted herself in a professional manner when dealing with my sister and I via email and in person. The documents, letters, consents, etc that she has prepared are done in a very professional manner as well. She has also dealt with the PR’s attorney in a very professional manner when communicating with him. She’s professional yet personable too. Very hard to find in an attorney. She’s very sympathetic and empathetic to your personal situation. She’s open and honest and a good listener too. Finally, Arlene’s hourly rate is very, very reasonable. I consulted with multiple other attorneys and their rates were at least $300/hr or more! Her retainer fee is also very, very reasonable. It can’t be beat. The other attorneys I consulted with had retainer fees of $3000 or more! Hers only $500! She also gives you options as far as when you pay your bill. You can either pay your bill as she bills you. Or you can pay it after a partial distribution has been paid to you. Now that’s an unbelievable payment schedule! All the other attorneys I consulted with wanted thousands of dollars up front. Then when that money was gone you had to immediately replenish it. There was no willingness to wait until you got paid from the estate. So obviously Arlene is NOT about the almighty dollar. Something you rarely see when it comes to attorneys fees! So if you want to hire a reasonably priced, professional attorney that’s not just going to take your money and run, then you need to hire Arlene Kline. You definitely won’t be disappointed!!!
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Posted by Bill N. | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Arlene was perfect and met our needs
We had wills that were 30 years out of date and 2 states in arrears. Arlene provided suggestions to what we needed, turned our request around within a week, was accommodative to our schedule, and took the time to explain why and what we needed. She was very transparent, and very supportive. Yes, I would fully recommend Arlene! My financial advisor is no longer reminding me to update our legal documents. Thank you Arlene!
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Posted by Pam | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second to none
I have had to work with a lot of lawyers in the past for various things and Arlene Kline stands out to me as the best lawyer I have ever worked with. I don't say this lightly. She has taken her time after hours, not paralegal time to prepare documents herself at a very reasonable and fair rate, she is honest. Something very difficult to find now a days. She knows the inner workings of the court extremely well and can get things done efficiently and entirely. I have nothing but great things to say about Arlene and her representation. I am so happy to have found her and would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for an honest, hardworking attorney.
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Posted by Karen | February 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Helpful
Had a consultation with Arlene Kline to review legal documentation for me. She was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to assist me. This was in regards to a legal matter in another state and she helped me to make an informed decision with regards to my issue.
Posted by Michael | June 20, 2015
Gets to the point quickly
I was reluctant to tell my issues. However, I did and I found her to be non-judgmental and analytical as to the action required. This quality I observed proved very valuable to me. It helped me get through a very emotional and hurtful time period in my life. This attitude took a huge burden off me and I personally was able to move forward. She was quite refreshing to speak with and helped me resolve things I was uncertain I could resolve. I recommend her above all others. If you call her I am certain she will identify with you beyond your expectations and help you get to the bottom of issues quick.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Arlene Kline
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Cat House Hoarder Estate
  • After 26 thirty yard dumpsters the house was sold

Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Hendricks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Gold pro bono ward for over 200 hours
  • Dean Lipstein
  • 2004

Publications

  • Ask a Lawyer
  • Wills and Guardianships
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • DAR Guest Speaker
  • Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • 120 Hot Tips of Probate
  • Estate Administration and Probate
  • 2017
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • PUTTING THE CASE TO REST: CLOSING THE ESTATE
  • 2017
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Closing the Estate
  • 2017
  • Survivor's Guide to Everyday Estate Planning
  • Putting on the Finishing Touches
  • 2017
  • 120 Hot Tips for Probate
  • Probate
  • 2016
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Probate Process
  • 2015
  • Federal Estate and Gift Tax 2014
  • Federal Estate Tax Form 706
  • 2014
  • The Probate Process from Start to End
  • INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT
  • 2013
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Foreign Domicile Administration and Ancillary Probate
  • 2012
  • 101 Hot Tips for Probate
  • Inheritance Tax
  • 2009
  • Hospice Program
  • Wills
  • 2005
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Basics of Estate Administration
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Arlene
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arlene is hardworking and attentive to her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ms. Kline for many years as a fellow Indiana estates lawyer and she is competent, assertive, and effective for her clients. Take her advice with confidence."
Probate Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I value and respect Ms Kline's contributions to the community and her responses to inquiries on this site. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Arlene has worked with me on a number of cases and has done a good job for me and the clients."
Indianapolis Probate Lawyer Arlene Kline
Arlene Kline
Probate Attorney
Indianapolis, IN
Licensed for 18 years
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