Indianapolis attorney Curtis E. Shirley represents individuals, families, and clients referred by other attorneys in a wide range of inheritance disputes. Mr. Shirley is a lawyer other attorneys trust with their clients. Referring attorneys continue to be involved, and continue to represent their client after Mr. Shirley has completed his task.
Passing a business from one generation to another frequently causes family problems, and without excellent planning will usually result in litigation. Experienced attorneys call on Mr. Shirley to assist in drafting documents that work; however, if another attorney causes mistakes, Mr. Shirley can help resolve the situation. There are many options available to avoid selling the family business because of death taxes.
Unfortunately as baby boomers age, too many people use powers of attorney to prey on the elderly. Funds turn up missing from joint bank accounts. Financial advisors recommend annuities and other improper investments just for the higher commissions. The unsavory get their names on joint bank accounts, or change beneficiary forms on insurance policies and retirement plans to avoid probate court supervision, and hope that it is too late to file suit by the time disinherited family members find out.
For those that marry more than once, children and step children inevitably fight over what is fair. Caretakers who inherit over family members inevitably results in litigation. The Law Office of Curtis E. Shirley helps to resolve these with sound judgment and successful strategies, in a professional and discreet manner.
Mr. Shirley’s estate litigation practice involves all types of inheritance disputes. He has traveled to other states to represent people in specialty estate litigation cases. For more information about inheritance disputes and Curtis E. Shirley's approach to these matters, follow the links below.
Mr. Shirley's expertise goes beyond disputes over inheritances. He has a reputation as a skilled litigator and trial attorney in matters involving complex business matters, federal and state tax disputes, and securities fraud. He is the lawyer that other lawyers call if a case will not settle and the client cannot afford to lose. Because he is known in the legal community as a trial expert with the expertise and resources to try a case no matter how close it is to trial, attorneys come to him when the stakes have become too high. His clients include many of the foremost attorneys, judges, law professors, and law firms throughout Indiana. He has testified as an expert witness on estate, trust, income tax, estate and gift tax, business law, and attorney fee disputes. Contact our Indianapolis law offices to learn how Mr. Shirley can assist you.