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Every individual needs an estate plan to direct the disposition of their estate, large or small, at death. At Altman, Poindexter & Wyatt LLC our attorneys can help guide you through the planning process to design a plan that fists your individual needs.


A will is a document that directs disposition of assets upon death if no other instructions are tied to the asset ( ie no joint ownership, POD or beneficiary instructions). This is also the instrument in which you select the individual or institution to be in charge of your estate (Personal Representative) to carry our your wishes and instructions after your death for disposition of assets. For those with young children, Guardians are nominated in a will. These are a few of the many important issues that are involved in a will. Let the experienced attorneys at ALTMAN, POINDEXTER & WYATT LLC guide you through the porcess of designing and preparing a will to fit your particular needs and concerns.

Living Wills

Living Wills are advance directives for health care. These important documents must be constructed in accordance with the laws of the state and in accordance with your particular desires. The estate planning attorneys at ALTMAN, POINDEXTER & WYATT LLC can explain the most current options available on advance directions, discuss your personal desires and then help you decide on the best available options. Once your decision has been made we can assist by drafting the appropriate Living Will and/or directing you to your healthcare professional for other advance directives that are only available to be executed in conjunction with your doctor. The attorneys of ALTMAN, POINDEXTER & WYATT LLC have the compassion, knowledge and experience to guide you through a discussion to allow you to make the best personal decisions for yourself so that family members are not required to choose for you.

Powers Of Attorney

A power of attorney is a document in which you grant someone the authority to act as your agent or attorney in fact. These can be general, durable, limited, irrevocable or special powers of attorney. The particular type and powers included depends upon the intended use of the document. Regardless of your needs, the attorneys of ALTMAN, POINDEXTER & WYATT LLC can help you determine the type, powers to be included and then prepare the most appropriate document for you.

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the process of planning to ensure, to the extent possible, that a business is successfully passed to the next generation or subsequent owners of your choice and in an orderly fashion. Planning is important to maximize the possibility of the long term survival of the business and minimize disputes over who should receive the business or business related assets upon your death. ALTMAN, POINDEXTER & WYATT LLC has both business and estate attorneys to help you plan for the succession of your business.

Will Contests And Trust Contests

Will and trust contests or disputes arise when there is a dispute or concern that the documents were signed by a person who was not competent (lacked capacity) or was subject to undue influence. However, disputes also arise over the management of estates and trust ( ie objections to accountings, sale of property, beneficiary disputes and much more). Very often when there is a will or trust dispute, family members are involved on opposite sides of the dispute. We understand that these cases are even more stressful than other types of litigation cases when you are grieving the loss of a loved one at the same time. At ALTMAN, POINDEXTER & WYATT LLC we have the experience and compassion to help you through the difficult process.


Whether it is a young child, an elderly adult with diminished capacity due to age or disease guardianship can be established to give others the legal ability and authority to help. Sadly, increasingly young adults whose mental health issues have not been properly diagnosed or treated need assistance and guardianships can help. Guardianship can be temporary or permanent. On occasion and depending upon the circumstances, an emergency temporary guardianship may be established. The attorneys and staff of ALTMAN, POINDEXTER & WYATT LLC can help with the process of the establishment of the guardianship as well as the administration and accountings required.

Call ALTMAN, POINDEXTER & WYATT LLC at (317) 350-1000 today and put our experience to work for you. You may also contact us by e-mail.