Clinton County Estate Planning Attorney

Whether you wish to retain control of your medical care, leave an inheritance to your children or establish a trust for the benefit of an elderly spouse, an estate plan can make the difference between reaching your goal and missing it.

At Robert M. Shaffer, Attorney at Law in Frankfort, Indiana, our lawyer has assisted generations of clients in Clinton County and across west-central Indiana with their legal issues. For more than 35 years, he has assisted farmers, business owners and working people of all incomes and ages in drafting comprehensive estate planning documents. He has also enforced estate planning documents and defended them against legal challenges in court.

Due to his extensive experience and training, he can answer your questions and advise you thoroughly, regarding these and other legal tools:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Estate administration
  • Estate tax planning
  • General powers of attorney
  • Health care powers of attorney
  • Health care proxies
  • Advance directives/living wills
  • Appointments of guardians or conservators
  • Advanced planning for asset preservation
  • Planning for farm succession/business succession
  • IRAs, pensions and other retirement planning

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As part of his services, attorney Shaffer can help you prepare a last will and testament or a living trust and assist you in choosing representatives to administer your estate. Such representatives can help you fulfill your financial responsibilities and ensure that your health care needs are met if you become incapacitated.

Attorney Shaffer can also assist you in creating a living trust so that you can maintain control of your money and property, even if you or a spouse needs to go to a nursing home or otherwise rely on Medicaid benefits.

Sometimes clients seek our services after a loved one has died. Your parent may have died without a will and owe heavy debts on the estate. Or you may find yourself legally obligated to settle your parents' estate without the tools to handle it legally. You may also have inherited money or property and are unsure of the next step to take.

In these and other situations, attorney Shaffer can disperse the legal clouds that hang over the estate and provide the clarity you need. He can ensure that the estate is probated according to law, that all debts — including tax debts — owed by the estate are paid and that all legal obligations are met.

He can also represent your interests in estate litigation involving will contests, disputes over interpretations of trusts, property disputes between heirs and other probate-related legal disagreements.

In all cases, he will fulfill his duties while seeking to save you, and the estate, money and time.

Let Robert Shaffer Reach Your Goals | Estate Planning Lawyer Serving Clinton County And West-Central Indiana

Whatever your estate planning needs are, it is important that you plan ahead. Don't delay. For more information about how our seasoned attorney can help you, contact Robert M. Shaffer, Attorney at Law in Frankfort, Indiana, at 765-654-7555.

If Spanish is your first language, the firm can provide a translator to assist in our discussions. Servicios de traducciones disponibles.

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Robert M. Shaffer, Attorney at Law
11 West Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041

Phone: 765-654-7555
Fax: 765-654-7593
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