Eminent domain is the process by which states and localities have the right to condemn and force the sale of private property usually in order to serve a public purpose. Condemnation is the act of a government exercising its power of eminent domain. The government must have both a legitimate public purpose for the taking Read more about Understanding Eminent Domain[…]
A guardianship is a court ordered arrangement used to declare one person incapacitated (“the ward”) while authorizing another person (“the guardian”) to act on their behalf when making legal, financial and medical decisions. A guardianship can be used to appoint a guardian for care of a minor, or an adult unable to manage his or Read more about Guardianships – Caring for a Minor Child or an Aging Loved One[…]
The Law Office of Shannon G. Starr, LLC has represented several landlords and tenants in both residential and commercial disputes. This article will highlight some key features of the landlord and tenant relationship in the residential context. Under Indiana law, a tenant has the right to a habitable home. Prior to move in, the rental Read more about Understanding the Landlord and Tenant Relationship[…]
If you are involved in a car accident, it is important to take immediate steps to protect your rights. While not an exhaustive list, here are some helpful things to remember to do in case a car accident occurs: Call the police. Having the police at the scene of the accident ensures you have an Read more about In case of an accident…[…]
An estate plan is essential for every adult, regardless of age or health status. Having a proper estate plan ensures that the needs of you and your family are met now and in the future. Here are examples of common estate planning documents: Will A Will is a legal document that says how to distribute Read more about Do I need an estate plan?[…]
I am pleased to announce the Law Office of Shannon G. Starr, LLC officially opened for business on December 22, 2016. Thanks for your support. Happy holidays to you and your families.