Mid-Session: Probate Law

The following probate law bills passed out of their originating house:  SB 204 Health care advance directives Previous blog post: http://indianacourts.us/legislative/?p=3256 Floor amendments: Adds identification requirements for witnessing a DNR … [Read more...]

Health care advance directives

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 204 on health care advance directives by Sen. Rogers. The original bill provides: an individual can make a health care advance directive that gives instructions or expresses preferences or desires concerning any aspect of the … [Read more...]

Powers of guardian after death

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 276 on powers of guardian after death by Sen. Lanane. This bill authorizes certain guardians to make certain arrangements and control the disposition of a decedent's body subsequent to the death of a protected person. The bill … [Read more...]

Probate and guardianship matters

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1252 authored by Rep. John Young regarding probate and guardianship matters. This bill removes conflicts between probate and guardianship statutes regarding classification of claims.  The bill requires that a principal may not be a … [Read more...]

Probate and property matters

The House Judiciary Committee heard HB 1255 authored by Rep. John Young regarding probate and property matters. This bill allows a will or power of attorney (POA) to be executed in two or more counterparts and includes new definitions for observe and presence and allows … [Read more...]

2020 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2020 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2020 legislative session. Civil Private property … [Read more...]

Various trust and probate issues

S.E.A. 50, P.L. 56 Effective: July 1, 2020 Makes various changes to trust and probate laws concerning proof of title affidavits, small estate affidavits, execution of a trust by a third party, silent trusts, nonjudicial settlements of accounts, and legacy trusts. … [Read more...]

Adult guardianship services

S.E.A. 139, P.L. 4 Effective: July 1, 2020 Combines the volunteer advocates for seniors program and the volunteer advocates for incapacitated adults programs into one program. Requires that, in submitting a progress report to the court, a volunteer advocate for … [Read more...]