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.

A Professional Corporation of Attorneys at Law

Update your estate plan following these happy and sad events

As you go through life, you will experience many events that result in permanent changes. Some are happy and some sad, but any event that has an effect on your life going forward may necessitate a change to your estate plan.

CNN Money recommends that you update your estate plan routinely every 10 years or so. It also suggests revisions following any significant life changes.

Happy events

You should review your state plan, and revise it as necessary, after positive life changes, such as moving to a new state, getting married or having a baby. Your estate plan does not update automatically in response to a change in your marital status. You have to make changes to the provisions in your will and other estate planning documents to include your new spouse.

It is important to name a guardian for minor children in the event that something happens to you and the other parent. Estate planning regulations vary by jurisdiction, so you may have to make updates to be sure that your plan is still valid after moving to a new state.

Sad events

If you or a family member becomes seriously injured or ill, your needs may change. You should update your estate plan to reflect that.

A revision of your estate plan should be a part of the divorce process if your marriage comes to an end. This should be a priority unless you want your ex-spouse to inherit from you and have any other privileges granted to him or her in your current plan.

It is easy to get caught up in the emotion of major life events. Try to keep a clear head and take care of practical matters such as updating your estate plan.