Planning For Your Future And Your Family's

Estate planning is not just for the old or the very wealthy. Everyone should have some type of estate plan.

I am attorney Abel Contreras, and I help individuals and families prepare for the future with a wide variety of estate planning documents, ranging from the relatively simple to the highly complex. I will work with you to develop a plan that is suited for you, your family and your wishes for the future.

In addition to estate planning, I also represent clients in litigation, including landlord-tenant matters, personal injury and family law.

Estate Planning Documents Everyone Should Have

Every estate plan should include:

  • A will
  • A power of attorney
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) consent

A power of attorney and HIPAA consent will allow your loved ones to make medical and other decisions on your behalf should you become ill or otherwise incapacitated. A will makes your wishes known and gives them legal effect. Perhaps even more important, a will spares your loved ones the frustrations of intestate law.

An estate plan has to stand up to scrutiny in court. It's important to get your plan right and for it to suit your needs and those of your intended beneficiaries. For that, you will need the help of a lawyer.

Advanced Estate Planning

Beyond wills and powers of attorney, the scope of estate planning is large. Many families create trusts to protect their assets, to avoid probate and to meet other specific needs. Some trusts go into effect along with a will, and some begin protecting your assets during your lifetime.

With careful planning, you can protect your assets, provide for your loved ones and favorite charities, and build a legacy that will last for years.

Get Started

For help from a lawyer with experience in estate planning, call Abel Contreras Legal Services today at 317-296-6083 or contact my office by email. I also help clients with general litigation, family law, personal injury, landlord-tenant law, class actions and more.

My office is in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I represent clients throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area.