Category: Estate Planning

Indiana’s New Advanced Directives for Health Care

By Michael Wilhelm and Elizabeth Bell What is a health care representative? A health care representative is a person authorized by an Advanced Directive to make healthcare decisions on behalf of another individual who is unable to make those decisions. This can include decisions and consents concerning medical treatment, hospitalization, and end-of-life care. Until recently,… Read more »

COVID-19 Estate Planning

By Jon D. Madison The anxiety surrounding COVID-19 has led many people to consider estate planning, specifically advance directives to guide health care decision making. Many people haven’t previously thought about who will make health care decisions for them if they are unable to express their wishes. Properly executed advance directives clear up any uncertainty… Read more »

SECURE Act – “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement”

By: Michael D. Wilhelm On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed a fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill that included the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, better known as the “SECURE Act,” which went into effect January 1, 2020. While there are many aspects to this legislation, this article focuses on the so-called… Read more »