Attorneys at Law

Lawyers with over 60 years of combined experience in Tippecanoe and all surrounding counties.

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Lafayette, IN 47901

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  • New Felony OWI Law

    There's a new operating while intoxicating law in Indiana, Are you aware how this could affect you?

  • Estate Planning Potholes

    After a long period of neglect, some of the potholes on my street were finally patched. Hitting an unseen pothole with your car can cause you serious time and money. The same is true of estate planning where neglect can cause serious financial harm to your heirs. However, these potholes can be avoided with careful estate planning.

  • Right to consult counsel prior to search consent

    When interpreting the Indiana Constitution, Indiana courts have found greater protection from the government than provided by the 4th Amendment in the federal constitution. One such greater Indiana protection is the Pirtle advisement which requires that a person in police custody must be advised of the right to consult with counsel before being able to validly consent to a search.

    In State v. Janes, three uniformed officers in separate police cars with flashing lights came to a traffic stop for a minor traffic violation on a rural highway at night. When one of the officers returned Janes’ ...

  • 5 Elements of a successful Estate Plan

    Regardless of its size, a successful estate plan needs the following 5 elements in place to manage your estate.

    1. A living will stating the care you want if you become incapacitated and unable to make your wishes known.
    2. A healthcare power of attorney that names someone to make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated.
    3. A financial power of attorney granting a person you trust the authority to make financial decisions on your behalf and use your assets to pay your bills if you become incapacitated.
    4. A will which directs how assets should be distributed upon your death unless the asset...