Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall

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Firm Overview

Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall is a successor firm to Crump & Angermeier, which was originally formed by Jeff Crump and Gerald G. Angermeier (1941-2005) on February 14, 1972. Ralph L. Jewell joined the firm in July 1975, when the name was changed to Jewell, Crump & Angermeier; Mr. Jewell retired from the active practice of law in June 1988. Jerry E. Prall joined the firm as an associate in January 1991. Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall was formed as a successor firm upon the death of Jerry Angermeier in April 2005.

Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall provides legal services for clients in and around Columbus, Seymour, North Vernon, Greensburg, Franklin and Nashville, Indiana. The firm strives to deliver high quality and cost=effective legal services to every client. Areas of practice, listed beneath each practicing attorney, are as follows:

F. Jefferson Crump III:
-Business law
-Collections
-Contracts
-Estate planning
-Probate and estates
-Real estate law
-Litigation (in these areas of law)

Jerry E. Prall:
-Family law
-Criminal defense
-Driving offenses/Hardship and probationary licenses
-Workers compensation
-Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
-Social Security Disability
-Litigation (in these areas of law)
Main Office

Main Office
1325 Washington Street, P.O. BOX 1061
Columbus  IN  47202

Phone
  • 812-376-9751
Child Custody
Full-service Family Law Firm in Columbus, Indiana
The attorneys and staff of Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your family law concerns.
Child custody and visitation
Child custody disputes are the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We advocate for your right to raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Child Support
Full-service Family Law Firm in Columbus, Indiana
The attorneys and staff of Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your family law concerns.
Child support
Parents should share the financial responsibility of raising children. Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall helps ensure that your child receives the financial support required for a secure upbringing.
Divorce
Full-service Family Law Firm in Columbus, Indiana
The attorneys and staff of Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your family law concerns.
Divorce
Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall stands by you to ensure a fair distribution of assets and debt, appropriate child custody and visitation rights, and an equitable level of child support.
Estate Planning
ndiana Trusts and Estates Attorneys Helping You Plan
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
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. The firm's attorneys 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.

The firm 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. The attorneys at Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall can 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.

Probate
Attorneys at Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall apply their extensive knowledge about Indiana probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. The firm assists executors in all steps of the process, including:
Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
Filing the will with the probate court in Indiana
Closing and opening bank accounts
Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
Valuating the estate
Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
Paying taxes and other debts
Locating beneficiaries
Hiring professionals and experts when necessary
Family
Full-service Family Law Firm in Columbus, Indiana
The attorneys and staff of Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your family law concerns.
Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall has served families in Bartholomew County and surrounding counties for 40 years. Attorneys at the firm provide legal services across a wide spectrum of family law, including:

-Adoption
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Grandparent Visitation
-Guradianships/Powers of Attorney
-Juvenile delinquency/CHINS proceedings
-Mediation
-Paternity
-Prenuptial agreements
Probate
Probate
Attorneys at Jewell, Crump, Angermeier & Prall apply their extensive knowledge about Indiana probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. The firm assists executors in all steps of the process.
-Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
- Filing the will with the probate court in Indiana
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Valuating the estate
- Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
- Paying taxes and other debts
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

F. Jefferson Crump

Practice areas
-Business Law
-Collections
-Contracts
-Estate Planning
-Probate & Estates
-Real Estate Law
-Litigation ( in these Areas of Law)

Admitted
-1967, Indiana

Education:
-Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, IN, J.D.
-Virginia Military Institute, B.S., 1964

Associations and memberships
-Bartholomew County (President, 1983-1984; Treasurer and Board of Directors, 2001-2009)
-Indiana State Bar Associations

Biographical Details
Phi Alpha Delta. Ecumenical Assembly of Bartholomew County Churches, Inc. (Director, 1999; Vice President, 2001; President 2002-2003); Love Chapel Foundation, Inc. (Director and President 2007); The First Presbyterian Foundation of Columbus, Indiana, Inc. (Director 2007-2011); Columbus Rotary Club (1987-present); Foundation for Youth (Director & President 1995-1996); Columbus Boy's Club (Director, 1974-1994; President 1979-1980, 1985-1986).

Born
-Alexandria, Virginia

Military service
-Maj. USAR, ADA

Cases
-Estate of Von Wendesse v. Hoffman 618 NE2d 1332 (Ind. Ct. App. 1993).
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
    Juris Doctorate

Jerry E. Prall

Practice areas
-Family law
-Criminal law
-Adoptions
-Accidents
-Assault
-Automobile accidents
-Battery
-Burglary
-Child custody
-Child support
-Collections
-Criminal defense
-Divorce
-Dog bites
-Driving while Iintoxicated
-DUI/DWI/OWI
-Felonies
-Grandparent visitation
-Guardianships/Power of Attorney
-Juvenile delinquency/CHINS
-Military divorce
-Misdemeanors
-Paternity
-Personal injury
-Prenuptial agreements
-Sentence modifications
-Social Security disability
-Slip and fall
-Theft and conversion
-Traffic violations
-Trials (civil and criminal)
-Visitation rights
-Wrongful death

Admitted
-Indiana, 1984

Education
-Indiana University, J.D., 1984
-Indiana University, B.S., Business Administration, with highest distinction, 1978

Associations and memberships
-Bartholomew County and Indiana State Bar Associations

Biographical details
. Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; Order of the Coif. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Brown County, Indiana, 1987-1990. Former Public Defender, Bartholomew Superior Court #1; Registered Domestic Relations Mediator.
Education
  • Indiana University
    Juris Doctorate

Ralph L. Jewell

Admitted
-Indiana, 1957

Education
-Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, IN, J.D.
-Indiana University, A.B., 1951

Associations and memberships
-Bartholomew County and Indiana State Bar Associations

Biographical details
. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Bartholomew County, 1960-1962.

Military service
-Col. (JAG) U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1953-1983
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
    Juris Doctorate
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