Multi-jurisdictional estate planning requires research, collaboration

Every year like clockwork, when the leaves change and the temperature drops, thousands of Indiana residents flee the bitter Hoosier winter in favor of a warmer southern climate. Most often, these snowbirds find themselves wintering in Florida, and many decide to permanently relocate to the Sunshine State. While this decision to relocate is beneficial to […]

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Lake Circuit asbestos abatement may alter proceedings

The main courtroom for Lake Circuit Court in Crown Point began a four-month asbestos abatement Monday that may change the location of some court dates, Circuit Judge Marissa McDermott announced in a letter to the bar. The courtroom — Room B-203 — will be under construction, which may affect the proceedings of the Lake Circuit and probate courts

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Lake Superior Court shutters Gary Probate Division

The Gary Probate Division of the Lake Superior Court has permanently closed and all files opened in that court have been transferred to the Crown Point Probate Division. The Indiana State Bar Association announced the closure of the Gary Probate Division last month.

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Indiana high court to hear Simon-Starbucks dispute

The Indiana Supreme court will decide whether Starbucks Corp. can close 77 Teavana stores in malls across the country after granting an appeal in Simon Property Group’s case against the coffee giant. The high court asserted its authority to assume jurisdiction in cases it deems an emergency.

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Lake County courts increase probate availability

The judges of the circuit and superior courts in Lake County are seeking to improve the availability and efficiency of the county’s probate court services by offering increased availability of probate commissioners in one central location.

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