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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Estate planning is essential to protect your family’s future

Now more than ever, it is extremely important to plan for the future. The process of estate planning allows you to prepare for future scenarios and protect yourself and your family. An established attorney in the field of estate planning can help you create an estate plan that fits your needs.

Generally, experts advise that you consider creating an estate plan as soon as possible, especially if you anticipate a major life-changing event in your family’s near future, or if one has already occurred. Some examples of life-changing events include getting divorced, the death of a family member, the birth of a child or grandchild, or the opening or closing of a business.

Once you have read up on federal and Indiana estate tax laws and other requirements, you will want to determine the goals and objectives of your estate plan (e.g. planning for incapacity, distributing assets). You should also complete a personal financial statement to give a clear picture of your assets and liabilities, determine potential guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries, and review your life insurance policy or consider it, if you do not have it already.

With your estate plan objectives in place, you can finalize what will be included in your final estate plan. Your estate plan could include a will, trusts, healthcare power of attorney, beneficiary designations, and financial power of attorney. You can then meet with an estate planning attorney to go over your plan, make changes, and execute the final document. However, it is important to remember that as life changes, so should your estate plan. Make sure you review your plan every year and when life-changing events occur to ensure that your estate plan is kept up-to-date and is exactly the way you want it to be.