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Indianapolis Estate Plan Lawyer, R.J. Schoettle

Indianapolis attorney, R.J. Schoettle has been practicing in the estate planning and administration areas for the last fifteen years. In 2007 he was certified as an Indiana Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, one of approximately 100 Indiana attorneys who currently hold that designation.

Education: In 1987, R.J. received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University, majoring in History with minors in Political Science and the Classics. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, and is admitted to practice in Indiana.

Areas of Practice: Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and Administration; Advance Directives (Power of Attorney, Health Care Representative, and Living Will); Probate and Trust Administration; Guardianships; Gift, Estate, and Inheritance Tax Returns; Corporations, Partnerships, and LLCs; Tax Planning and Tax Disputes

Estate Planning and Administration Specialist: He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association (Estate Planning and Administration Section), the Indiana State Bar Association (Probate, Trust, and Real Property Section and Taxation Section), and the Johnson County Bar Association. R.J. Schoettle is certified in Indiana as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist by the Estate Planning and Administration Specialty Certification Board.

Experienced Attorney: R.J. Schoettle has experience in the following: comprehensive estate plans; simple and complex wills; living wills; powers of attorney; health care representative appointments; gift planning; charitable trusts; revocable trusts; irrevocable trusts; trust administration; estate planning; medical powers of attorney; guardianship matters (adult and minor); estate probate; estate administration; tax planning; gift tax; estate tax; inheritance tax; IRS tax disputes; and, small business planning.

Personal: R.J. has been a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church since 1998, and is actively involved in the Church and Central Catholic School. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Roncalli High School. He has been married to Kelly since 1988, and they have three children, Alex (17), Casey (16), and Nathan (12).

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