Halcomb Singler, LLP, is proud to be located in Carmel, Indiana. Conveniently located on West Main Street, near the Carmel Arts and Design District and the Palladium; Halcomb Singler is located centrally and easy to access, but enjoys an off-street parking lot. We have found that our clients love coming to Carmel instead of having to deal with one-way streets and limited parking in downtown Indianapolis. We consider Carmel to be one of the best places to work in Indiana and enjoy meeting and representing clients who also live in Carmel. Halcomb Singler is currently accepting new clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration/Probate, Divorce/Family Law, Business/Corporate Services and Bankruptcy for those living or working in Carmel.
Everyone should meet with an attorney to discuss setting up a will and/or a will and a trust, which if often referred to as estate planning. Many Carmel residents have worked long and hard to amass significant assets. These people should speak with an estate planning attorney about how they would like to pass on their assets at the time of their death. An estate planning attorney can advise that person not only about how to best effectuate those wishes, but also advise them regarding selection of a personal representative and trustee, if applicable. At Halcomb Singler we realize that family relationships are often just as important as accumulation of assets to estate planning. It is exceedingly important to discuss whether there are any divorces, step-children, family members with substance abuse or alcohol abuse problems, family members that are estranged, and one of many other possible family complications that may make your situation especially complex. There are many reasons that a trust may be a more suitable estate planning tool for specific situations than a trust and vice versa. Greg Halcomb meets with clients to, first and foremost, find out about their family dynamics, their level of assets and their desires prior to crafting a specific estate plan. The attorney fees for estate planning are flat fees that are quote at the end of the initial consultation, rather than a dollar amount charged by the hour.
Halcomb Singler, LLP, also routinely serves as counsel for personal representatives of estates of those who have passed away. The process of administering an estate, which is often referred to as estate administration or probate, can be a confusing process. It is important for the personal representative (“PR”) to be represented by counsel because the PR is responsible for preserving the assets of the estate. The PR can be liable to the estate if they act improperly or pay improper claims of the estate. Further, most personal representatives are not well versed in how to administer an estate including such including how creditors of the estate are paid, the need to set up an estate bank account, obtaining letters testamentary or letters of administration, deadlines specific to estate administration,etc. Halcomb Singler understands that our Carmel clients often find this process no only time consuming, but also confusing, and we are there to assist them from the time a loved one passes away through the time that the estate is closed.
The attorneys at Halcomb Singler are also available to advise clients with divorce or family law needs. Whether the time has come to end a marriage, to adopt a child, or to enforce a divorce decree that is already in place, Halcomb Singler can help. We understand that family law, especially divorce, is a very important and very stressful time in any person’s life. Unlike some law firms, Halcomb Singler represents the rights of both men and women. Both the financial considerations of divorce as well as the legal and physical custody of children are of the utmost importance. Our attorneys will guide you through the divorce process and give you the advice you need to make sure you are left with a fair resolution to your Carmel divorce. Real estate in Carmel seems to have rebounded from the 2009 downturn, and Carmel couples often have significant equity to divide in their homes. Halcomb Singler has relationships with Carmel real estate agents, a mortgage broker, and an appraiser to make sure that your real estate is properly vaulted, or if you wish to move on to a different home, that you can do that too. Most importantly, our Carmel divorce and family law attorneys will be there to listen and will tell you what we think you need to know about the divorce process instead of simply telling you what you want to hear.
Even though Carmel is a very affluent area, there are always going to be people living in every community in Indiana who are struggling with debt. Halcomb Singler represents individuals as well as business owners in all types of debt situations including, lawsuits, attempting to work out debt with creditors in payment arrangements or lump-sum settlements for less than owed, and through Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Erika Singler understands that sometimes bad things happen to good people and believes it is important to meet with potential clients to find out about their specific situations in order to determine the best plan to get that client out of debt and back on a good financial path. For that reason, Halcomb Singler offers a free initial consultation to those who are struggling with debt and are considering bankruptcy. Halcomb Singler realizes that people are often afraid of bankruptcy and its implications and we do not push people towards bankruptcy. We are simply going to make a recommendation regarding how to best resolve the debt and answer your questions concerning the process. You are the only one who is able to make the final determination regarding whether bankruptcy is the correct design for you, your family and/or your business.
If you live in Carmel or any other area in central Indiana and are seeking legal counsel, please do not hesitate to contact Halcomb Singler, LLP at (317) 575-8222. We look forward to meeting with you.
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