Expungement: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Expungements: Don't Wait Until It's Too Late | blog post

An expungement seals records and can be the path to a fresh start. Some estimates state that as many as one out of five Americans has a criminal conviction. While we all want to feel safe as we go about our lives, are that many of our neighbors dangerous criminals? The answer is clearly no.…


Your Business Is Our Business: Plan Ahead for Changes

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Small business owners need to have a succession plan in place for the future You made your estate plan, but what will happen to the business you worked so hard to build? You spent your own time and treasure to build your business.  Have you planned for what will happen to it when you retire…


Latest I-69 Construction News from INDOT

I-69 construction update | Foley Peden & Wisco, P.A., Martinsville's trusted community law firm

The following is a news release issued by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) regarding progress on I-69 construction: INDOT Begins Survey Work along I-69 Section 6 Corridor Survey crews will be out throughout spring, summer INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2017) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is surveying State Road 37 between State Road…


Discover Your Options for Medicaid and Long-Term Care

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You may be eligible for Medicaid coverage if and when you need nursing home services. So, have you looked into your long-term care planning options? If you’re getting close to retirement age, this needs to be moved off your to-do list and onto your “to-DONE” list. There’s about a 70% chance that a 65-year-old person…


Bankruptcy Can Be a Lifesaver

Bankruptcy Can Be a Lifesaver | Blog Post

When creditors are circling you like sharks, we’re here to help. by Mark Peden, Attorney at Law Only a few attorneys in Indiana know how to do bankruptcy cases properly, and you need an expert. In a quarter century of handling Chapter 7 for many clients, I can say I’ve never had a bankruptcy “abuser” —…


What Does a “Power of Attorney” Do?

What Does a Power of Attorney Really Do? | blog post image

When you give someone your Power of Attorney, that person can handle your personal and business affairs if you are still living, but unable to take care of these things for yourself due to illness, injury, deployment, or any number of other reasons. The many powers granted to an “attorney-in-fact” can be divided among multiple…


Making Local Headlines

Front page of Martinsville newspaper | Reporter-Times article about Foley Peden & Wisco, P.A.

We’re excited about all our recent changes at Foley Peden & Wisco, and it seems our community is, too. We’ve made the headlines three times of our local newspaper! We were pleased to be featured in the Martinsville Reporter-Times a couple months ago, and several of our clients have asked to see a copy. Lucky…


Why You (Yes, You!) Need an Estate Plan

Do you have the stuff? Then it's time to talk about estate planning | blog post image

Do you have stuff?  Are you going to die someday?  If so, then you need to think about what you want to have happen to that stuff after you’re gone. In other words, you need an estate plan. In Indiana, if you are married with children and die without a will, your spouse inherits only…


NO EXCUSES: Ignorance is NOT Bliss in Indiana Law

No excuses: ignorance is not bliss when it comes to Indiana law | Foley Peden & Wisco, P.A.

Everyone should make some effort to understand whether their actions are permitted by Indiana law — or at least, not forbidden by the law. Before a decision is made to buy a home or open a new business, or even to cross the street, the buyer, the business person, or a walker would be well advised to…