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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How can you choose the right estate executor?

Making arrangements for your estate and other end-of-life duties are usually not easy to face, so choosing the right estate executor to take on these duties after you pass can offer you peace of mind that your heirs receive money, property and other assets without a lot of legal trouble. Kiplinger notes that executors can carry out a variety of tasks, including selling your property and settling medical debts.

If making a will is on your checklist for the upcoming months, there are several factors you might consider before you choose an executor to handle your estate.

Think outside the family

You might believe that choosing an executor is a matter of course because traditionally, there are usually several members who usually fill the role. You might consider several different individuals, including:

  • The eldest adult child
  • The most successful adult child
  • The oldest sibling

While any of these relations could qualify as an executor, it is usually wise to think about whether any of them can meet the responsibilities required of this position. If none are responsible enough, consider a close family friend who is wise with money or your family attorney who already understands your financial situation.

Learn executor laws

Not every individual is legally qualified to serve as an executor, so understanding the legal limits of fulfilling this position before you make your will can help streamline the process. In most jurisdictions, convicted felons and those who do not hold United States citizenship cannot serve in this capacity.

Choosing the right executor for your individual situation can prevent problems after you pass, such as family infighting. Discussing the matter with those on your list of possible candidates may help you make the best choice possible.