James K. Voelz

James K. Voelz grew up in Columbus, Indiana. He has an undergraduate degree from Hanover College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University Indianapolis Law School.  Jim is the founding member of Voelz, Reed, & Mount, LLC, and was the senior partner in the firm until his retirement in 2016.

Jim is a member of Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and its Indiana Chapter, the Indiana State Bar Association, and its Elder Law and Probate, Trust, and Real Property Sections, and Jim has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Jim was the author of “Senior Moments” newsletter, and he has also written numerous articles, including:

  • Estate and Disability Planning
  • Blended Family Estate Planning
  • Medicaid Qualification Planning
  • Should You Have A Revocable Living Trust?
  • The Medicaid Maze
  • Reasons For Parents With Minor Children To Do Estate Planning
  • Risks Involved In Gifting Your Property
  • Helping Our Clients With Their Advance Directives (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2006)
  • Deceptive Practices And Professional Responsibility Involving Revocable Living Trust Estate Plans (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2007)
  • Power Of Attorney Issues – An Elder Law Attorney’s Perspective (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2008)
  • Tips For A Successful Estate Planning Practice (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2010)
  • Medicaid Basics (2013)
  • Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly And Disabled (presented at an elder law training for attorneys in 2013

Jim was a frequent speaker for various organizations, including presentations sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Bartholomew/Brown/Decatur County Chapter of American Red Cross, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Hoosier Hills Estate Planning Council, Indiana Society of Public Accountants, Indiana Forestry and Woodlands Owners Association, Hospice of South Central Indiana, Keepsake Village of Columbus, Centra Credit Union, Salin Bank and Trust Company, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Brown County Resource Center, Senior Center Services of Bartholomew County, Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center, Indiana Bank and Trust Company, Miller’s Merry Manor, Four Seasons Retirement Center, Parkside Court, Schneck Hospital Foundation, Just Friends Adult Day Services, Conference on Ministry with the Aging,  South Central Indiana Continuity of Care Organization, PNC Bank, MainSource Bank, AARP, Indiana State Bar Association, and Mill Race Center.

 

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