Securing Your Future: The Importance of Estate Planning for Every Stage of Life

According to Gallup News, a 2021 study found that 46% of U.S. adults have a will that describes how they would like their money and estate handled after their death.   If you are 18 years or older, there are plenty of other qualifying events that may require your personal affairs to be in order. Though in today’s culture we have stigmatized … Read More

Caregiving Coach

If you have stumbled upon this post, be sure to start with So You’re A Caregiver Now. This multi-part series unboxes one caregiver’s personal journey before, during, and after the experience. Sorry, that first post was heavy. I’m a self-proclaimed “glass half full” person so to write that took me to a somber place.  This ditty on caregiver coaching should … Read More

It’s Elder Law Month! What is “Elder Law” anyway?

You may have seen the name of our firm, Indiana Estate & Elder Law, and thought to yourself, “What is elder law?” Well, maybe you have or maybe you haven’t, but if you know our firm at all, you know our firm’s name is Indiana Estate & Elder Law. Many times that I walk out of the conference room with … Read More

What is Elder Law and Why is IE&EL So Different?

Elder Law is the area of law that focuses on the issues facing the aging population, and an elder law attorney specializes in helping seniors and their families navigate the complex legal issues associated with aging.  However, it is much bigger than that. Are you in your early thirties, just had a child, and want to make sure that you … Read More

The Perfect Time to Get Your Estate Plan In Order

We, at Indiana Estate and Elder Law, know you are busy, always putting yourself last. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day responsibilities of work, family, and caretaking.  With so much on your plate, estate planning may seem like a low priority task, something to put off for another day.  However, procrastinating estate planning can have serious consequences, … Read More

A Parkinson’s Diagnosis Has Hit Close to Home. Now What?

First, take a breath. Inhale, exhale. In these moments in life, your brain starts thinking about many things – arguably, too many things – and your heart is racing. To effectively and efficiently tackle “what’s next” a clear mind and organized plan is vital. All too often do I see people either 1) immediately go into business mode without taking … Read More

So You’re A Caregiver Now…

I’m Cara Wagner. I’ve held many professional titles and worked in various industries (including IE&EL), though in this bit of real estate, we’re going to talk about a very different job function….my role as a caregiver. This mini-series has one goal: help others in similar situations feel seen and supported. Maybe even take away a few tips or tricks to … Read More

A Message From Jenny

It has been eleven years since I joined Indiana Estate & Elder Law. Like many have experienced in their own careers, I have grown – personally and professionally – in those eleven years. I’m incredibly grateful I am involved in and lead an organization that advocates for continued growth. On that note, I’d like to share some personal and professional … Read More