Dale & Eke is taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously.  So, for the purpose of maintaining social distancing under CDC guidelines and to promote the health and safety of our clients, visitors and staff and reduce the spread of COVID-19, our physical office will be closed until further notice.

For the time being we are limiting all in-office meetings to those clients and potential clients who are not feeling ill or who have not shown signs of illness.  However, we are recommending that, unless you make other arrangements with your attorney, all client and potential client meetings occur via telephone or video conferencing.  If you have any paperwork for us that you need to drop off, please use the mail slot outside of the front door to our office.

We can still be reached at our office telephone number (317-844-7400). Your call will be answered by our office phone system and you may leave a voicemail in the general mailbox or with a specific attorney. All voicemails left in the general mailbox will be routed to the requested attorney or staff.

You may also email the firm through its website at  www.daleeke.com.

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and adjust procedures as necessary.  Your health and safety, and the health and safety of our attorneys and staff, is our highest priority.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain and unprecedented times.

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A Professional Corporation of Attorneys at Law

When stress gets in the way of estate planning

There are many different reasons why some people may push off estate planning, whether they think that they are too young, or they do not think they are ready for a will or a trust because their financial circumstances will change considerably in the near future. Some people postpone estate planning due to stress, and there are many reasons why people become stressed out, especially in regard to estate planning. For example, someone may have anxiety about working with a legal professional or even approaching the thought of passing away.

Aside from working with lawyers and being too busy with work every day, some people feel like setting up an estate plan will result in giving away too much control. Others may be worried about the costs associated with estate planning, or what would happen if they change their mind about their estate plan. Fortunately, all of these concerns can be addressed by approaching estate planning carefully.

On a daily basis, many people are stressed out about their job, their finances or their family members. For some, the thought of setting up an estate plan can seem, to put it simply, overwhelming. We understand that stress can be problematic with respect to estate planning, but we would also like to point out that having a solid estate plan set up can help reduce stress. In fact, many people have found that their stress levels are reduced by having a plan in place and knowing that their estate will be managed properly in the future.