Estate Planning

MaryEllen Bishop provides comprehensive representation in matters related to estate planning and estate administration in courts throughout the State of Indiana. She is dedicated to working with clients to develop estate plans that transfer accumulated wealth with optimum tax effect and lower administration costs.

Estate Planning Lawyer

A comprehensive estate plan involves more than asset protection, designating an estate administrator, and passing property to heirs. MaryEllen helps people develop estate plans that safeguard them while they are alive and protect their legacy when they pass away. She can prepare a wide range of client specific documents when developing estate plans, including:

  • Simple wills or complex wills for high net worth individuals
  • Trusts (irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts, special needs trusts, and charitable trusts)
  • Business succession planning
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills/Advance Directives
  • Healthcare Proxies
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements

Estate Administration Lawyer

In addition to designing estate plans, MaryEllen assists personal representatives with estate administration. She also has significant experience handling Estate litigation related to will and trust contests, claims, accountings and other fiduciary challenges.

Indiana Guardianship Lawyer

MaryEllen has significant experience handling guardianship matters involving minor children, as well as adults with mental or physical disabilities.  Whether a guardianship is contested or uncontested, she works hard to protect the interests of incapacitated person and their family members.


MaryEllen K. Bishop
MaryEllen K. Bishop