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Why Mediation of Civil Cases is so Effective

By Steven D. Murphy Prior to 1990, mediation was generally not available in Indiana State Court cases, or at least was rarely used as a means to attempt to settle civil lawsuits.  Settlements were accomplished by communications between lawyers in the case at a pre-trial conference, or perhaps when they were at the same location… Read more »

Medicaid and You

Medicaid is an important means of assistance for many seniors and individuals with disabilities, as they may not be able to afford necessary health care without it. Thus, it is important that these individuals and their caregivers know about the eligibility requirements and how to apply in the interest of planning ahead for health care… Read more »

Super Lawyers List

Scott E. Shockley, Steven D. Murphy, Nick Tokar and Matt Kelsey, attorneys with the Muncie-based firm of DeFur Voran, have been named to the Indiana Super Lawyers list for 2016.

IndyBar: Nearly 600 Helped at Ask a Lawyer

For many of our neighbors, facing a legal problem with limited resources or practical knowledge can be stressful and downright frightening. At Ask a Lawyer on Oct. 13, more than 100 IndyBar paralegal and attorney volunteers stepped out of their offices and into sites across Indy to provide meaningful advice and assistance to 596 Hoosiers…. Read more »

Our Growing Senior Population

During national Elder Law Month, which is every May, elder law attorneys across the country offer public seminars, Elder Law clinics, and other activities designed to educate the public. To commemorate Elder Law Month in Indiana, the Indiana State Bar Association’s Probate, Trust, & Real Property Section (“PTRP Section”) and Elder Law Section, in conjunction… Read more »

Announcement of New Partners

DeFur Voran LLP is pleased to announce that Jon Madison, Nicholas Tokar, and Michael Wilhelm were elected Partners to the firm effective January 1, 2015.

Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List 2015

Scott E. Shockley, Nick Tokar and Matt Kelsey, attorneys with the Muncie-based firm of DeFur Voran, have been named to the Indiana Super Lawyerslist for 2015.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.  The selection… Read more »

Ten Ways to Make Your Lawyer Rich

1. Tell your lawyer not to bother making a Transfer on Death Deed for your home for $200 – instead force your kids to open an estate administration after you have died to transfer the house, costing them $2,000.00. 2. Don’t make a Will even though you have a second wife and kids by your… Read more »