Franklin N. Dewester
The law office of Franklin N. DeWester is a full service elder law firm. For over three decades we have been assisting the elderly and other family members in need of estate planning and other legal services in the Indianapolis, Greenwood, Martinsville and Bloomington, Indiana areas.
Elder law encompasses guardianships, probate estates, guardianships, wills, trusts, estate planning and Medicaid planning. We also assist clients with the preparation of powers of attorney, living wills, health care powers of attorney and other documents specific to their needs..
Mr. DeWester has a broad background of legal experience in the areas of criminal defense, litigation, bankruptcy, personal injury, divorce and family law, guardianships, estate planning and probating decedent's estates, Medicaid planning and real estate.
Special needs trusts (also called supplemental needs trust)
Probating estates/Estate planning
Powers of attorney
Advance health care directives, including: living wills, health care powers of attorney, and appointment of health care representativess
- Medicare and Medicaid planning
Most of our clients are elderly individuals and couples and their adult children, but many younger people also recognize the need to plan ahead. To accommodate the needs of our diverse clients, we provide many estate planning related services for clients of all ages. We are concerned about the health, welfare and legal well being of our clients and are dedicated to taking the steps necessary to ensure that your rights and assets are protected.
Not Just an Indiana Elder Law Lawyer
Mr. DeWester also has a diverse background in professions outside
of the law. At our office we know that people sometimes need assistance with
non-legal issues. For example, we find that our elderly clients frequently
need a reputable contractor. Some lawyers may say, "That isn't my job." Whenever
possible, we provide clients with reputable resources to protect them from
List of Good and Honest Contractors
There are disreputable companies out there ready to take advantage of elderly people. We are dismayed when our clients come to us with horror stories about being cheated. To address this issue, we have developed and maintain a list of good, honest contractors that we recommend to our clients.
Types of contractors:
Real estate construction, maintenance, and remodeling contractors
Roofing, plumbing, and electrical contractors
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning contractors
Realtors and auctioneers
Older persons frequently purchase pre-need funeral service contracts. To ensure high quality and reasonable cost we advise clients regarding the reasonable cost of such services and can refer them to a funeral service provider who provides low-cost, high quality funeral services.
Contact an Indiana Elder Law lawyer that keeps your best interests in mind. We offer a free fifteen (15) minute initial telephone consultation in order for you to explore your options.
Indianapolis Phone 317-780-7890
Outside Indianapolis: 812-333-2255
Toll Free: 1-866-544-7890
Senior citizens often have difficulty getting out and driving in bad weather and mobility is often restricted for health or access reasons. If you can't get to our office, we will come to you.
Attorney DeWester routinely visits clients in Marion, Johnson, Morgan, Brown, and Monroe and will make house calls throughout central Indiana.