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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Is it time to update your estate plan?

Indiana residents like you spend time, effort and money on your estate in your lifetime. You want your loved ones and beneficiaries to inherit it after your death without any hang-ups or legal difficulties. But how can you ensure this?

One way to do so is by making sure you keep your estate plan up to date. This eliminates many potential issues you may face with inheritance and estate matters.

Big life changes may prompt estate plan changes

Forbes discusses times in your life when you may want to update your estate plan. Many have to do with times of change. The top changes involve your finances, family relations and place of residence.

Place of residence is somewhat self-explanatory. When you move to a new state, different laws govern estate plans. You want to double-check yours and ensure that it stacks up to the legal requirements of your new home.

Watching your finances and relations

For finances, you want to report any large increases or decreases. Your finances make up a large portion of your assets. As such, your estate plan deals with them directly. You do not want your beneficiaries to find that you have money you did not account for. You also do not want them to deal with debt that they did not know you had.

Family relations are important too, because it affects your beneficiaries. You may want to remove or add people to your estate plan as your family relations change. For example, you likely want to remove an ex-spouse from your plan. If you remarry or adopt a child, you want to add them into it. Keeping things updated allows a smoother transfer after your death.