Indiana attorney Polly Dobbs specializes in estate, wealth transfer and business succession planning. Her passion lies with helping family farms and closely-held businesses achieve a smooth transition.
As part of a seven-generation farm family, she understands the unique issues facing farmers. Dobbs helps clients create holistic succession plans that promote family harmony and address their specific goals, while treating family members fairly, not necessarily equally. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Written by Polly:
Farm Journal Magazine 5/7/2015
If you want your farm to successfully transition from one generation to the next, you must do better than a vanilla will that says you want to leave everything equally to your children. Don’t assume your children will figure it out when you’re gone. They likely won’t.
Top Producer Magazine 12/19/2014
A comprehensive succession plan gives your farm the best chance of surviving for future generations. There isn’t a cookie-cutter approach to estate planning, so you must factor in your goals, family dynamics and financial situation.
Dairy Today Magazine 11/26/2014
The American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 was a game changer for many farmers. As a result, your existing estate plan may now be obsolete.
Farm Journal Magazine 10/25/2014
Estate planning is important for all families and business owners, but it is crucial for farm families. A solid basic estate plan serves as the foundation for a farm succession plan. Estate planning isn’t for someone older or someone richer; it’s for you.
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