Posts Tagged Personal Representative


Indiana Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases in the state of Indiana are governed by statute. At common law, there had been absolutely no tort liability for killing another person, because personal injury claims did not survive the injured party’s death. Ed Wiersma Trucking Co. v. Pfaff, 643 N.E.2d 909, 911 (Ind.Ct.App.1994), adopted by 678 N.E.2d 110 (Ind.1997). Today, wrongful death cases have grown in number, and have developed a body of case law. It is an area of the law that is strictly governed by Indiana statute (code).

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Opening an Estate in Lake County, Indiana

The amount of time it takes to probate an estate will vary on the complexity of the estate. It can sometimes take years, but an average time is around one year from the date of death, but it is not unusual for the process to take two or more years.

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