Estate, Medicaid & Business Planning
Grunden Law Office (GLO) was founded in 2002 by attorney April Grunden to serve families and businesses in the communities of Northeast Indiana.
April formed GLO to break away from the mundane approach to planning used by traditional law firms. April was determined to empower clients through education and providing choices rather than typical “one size fits all” planning.
The team at GLO focuses on building long-term relationships by providing ongoing assistance in keeping plans current with today’s ever-changing family, financial, and legal dynamics.
How do we do that? Simple. We listen and strive to provide top notch client service and legal consultation.
At GLO it’s your plan… your choice… our assistance.
Areas of Practice
Protect your children
Estate planning in its simplest form, ensures that your wishes are carried out upon your disability or death. At GLO, our estate planning attorneys assist you in taking the necessary steps to make things easier on our family. That’s where a will and trust come in handy – directing who will be in charge of settling your final affairs and who will inherit your worldly possessions.
Settle your estate
We are here to guide you through the maze of administering your loved ones estate or trust. Whether you are the Personal Representative named in the Will or Trustee of a Trust, we help lighten your burden by guiding your through your new role.
Protect your business
At GLO, we believe the key to any successful business is planning. Our insightful business planning attorneys will help you select the right entity and operating structure for your business needs. Our focus on building lasting relationships with our business clients is demonstrated in our Biz Protect program.
The Medicaid Planning attorneys at the Grunden Law Office in Fort Wayne understand many more families these days are facing the need for nursing or in-home care. The costs of long term care are going up and the financial hardship associated with this care is a very real concern.
We're different .... and different is good!
Don’t get us wrong. We believe in tradition and traditional values. But sometimes doing things the same way year after year doesn’t make sense. Remember the definition of insanity…doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
The same holds true for planning for our families and businesses. Going to a lawyer who asks you a few questions, reviews a questionnaire, and then tells you how your plan should look is just like doing that same thing over and over.
Sending you a big packet of documents weeks or months after your first brief meeting results in a “call when you’re ready to sign” letter ending with a 10-minute signing meeting and a “call me if you need anything” good-bye.
How can you expect planning that truly addresses all of your needs, that you can actually understand and explain to your family, and that contains your unique provisions if the attorney barely knows you?
We will get to know you. At GLO we are reviving the lost art of listening. It’s your planning, not ours. We’ll guide you through the rules and dismiss the myths and wives tales. You tell us how you want to take care of your family and business. We will listen and put everything in place.
We will keep in touch. We will help you keep your plan current. We won’t say good-bye.
See…different is good!
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