Diane Hubbard Kennedy

Attorney provides estate and trust services throughout Indiana

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Firm Overview

Diane Hubbard Kennedy handles estate and trust planning and administration throughout Indiana. I also handle matters pertaining to estate and gift taxation. For more than 30 years I have been providing comfort and support to grieving families looking to move forward. Your peace of mind is my top priority.

Areas of the law where I have experience and in-depth knowledge include:
-Estate planning
-Wills
-Probate
-Trusts
-Estate and gift taxation law

Estate planning in Indianapolis:
I help people handle the legal issues arising from the loss of a loved one. There are many aspects to dealing with an estate or trust that can cause complications, and I can assist in navigating them. I also help people draft their wills and plan their estates. It is never too soon to start planning to ensure your family's well-being.

Attorney Diane Hubbard Kennedy also handles trusts and probate and deals with estate and gift taxation laws.

Lawyer known for professionalism and ethics:
I have earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for my professionalism and ethics. It is my pleasure to serve people in their time of need and I take pride in giving them the best possible service and informing them of possible options that fit their situations. When tragedy strikes, I provide comfort and stability to my clients. They know a responsible and skillful attorney is on their side, looking out for their best interests.
Main Office

Main Office
4911 East 56th Street
Indianapolis  IN  46220

Phone
  • 317-254-1443
Fax
  • 317-254-1449
Estate Planning
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, attorney Diane Hubbard Kennedy can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. I thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

Diane Hubbard Kennedy can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. I draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship:
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court appoints a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

Diane Hubbard Kennedy

Diane Hubbard Kennedy
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Practice areas:
-Estate planning
-Wills
-Probate
-Trusts
-Estate and gift taxation law

Admitted:
Indiana, 1979

Education:
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, IN, J.D.

Agencies:
Internal Revenue Service, 1973-1978

Associations & memberships:
-Indianapolis Bar Association (Chair, Estate Planning and Administration Section, 2000-2001)
-Indiana State Bar Association (Chair, Probate, Trust and Real Property Section, 2003-2004)
-American Bar Association (Chair, Marital Deduction Subcommittee of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the Taxation Section, 1991-1997)

Biographical details:
-Editor-in-Chief, Indiana Law Review, 1978-1979
-Editorial Board, Probate & Property, 1995-
-President, Indianapolis Estate Planning Council, 2004-2005
-President, Planned Giving Group of Indiana, 2000-2001
-President, Rotary Club of Indianapolis-Sunrise, 2001-2002
-Fellow: The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
-Co-Author: Anderson's Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and Anderson's Probate Forms
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, IN
    Juris Doctorate
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