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Lindsay Charles

Sheets, Charles & Charles

Lindsay Charles

Sheets, Charles & Charles

Lindsay Charles

Sheets, Charles & Charles

Lindsay Blessinger Charles was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. Lindsay graduated from North High School in 1999. Lindsay graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2003, and received B.A. degrees in History and Criminal Justice and Minors in Political Science, Spanish, and Western European Studies. Lindsay graduated from Western Michigan - Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was admitted into the Indiana Bar in 2013.  In December 2020, Lindsay graduated with honors from Stetson Unversity College of Law, with an LLM Masters of Elder Law degree. 

Lindsay is a member of the Evansville Bar Association and formely Co-Chaired of the Probate, Elder Law, and Guardianship Section, is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

Lindsay is a current Board of Director and active member of A Network of Evansville Women (ANEW) and a current Board of Director of VOICES, Inc.  Lindsay is the facilitator of the Evansville Gerontology Network.  Lindsay was a member of the Junior League of Evansville for 6 years and a former Board of Director of Little Lambs of Evansville, Inc.

Lindsay was a recipient of the 20 under 40 Courier and Press award in 2019 and she also received the ANEW Woman of Action award in 2019.

Firm Description

Sheets, Charles & Charles is a law firm that practices in the field of Elder Law.  Elder law comprises of the following: asset preservation in the context of nursing home Medicaid planning and Medicaid waivers; Estate Planning, including Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney; Federal Estate Tax Planning; Special Needs Planning;  Probate and Trust Administration; and uncontested Guardianships. Our mission is to provide the highest quality Elder Law services at the most reasonable cost to our clients. We are committed to the well-being of our clients and to the realization of their specific goals. We strive to exceed every expectation.     

Our primary office is located in Evansville, Indiana, and we have a satelitte office in Ft. Branch, Indiana.  We handle cases for clients residing in Southern Indiana, including but not limited to Vanderburgh, Gibson, Warrick, Posey, Pike, Spencer, Dubois, Daviess, Perry, and Orange Counties.

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Monday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

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Main Office

2801 Lincoln Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714

101 S. Hull St.
Ft. Branch, IN 47648

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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