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

From young families just starting out to older individuals concerned about their legacy, everyone needs estate planning. Estate planning is not just about writing a will and other legal documents. It’s about efficiently transferring assets or a business from generation to generation. Estate planning is also an effective tool for making sure your assets go to your heirs and beneficiaries, instead of the government.

At the Indiana law firm of Dale & Eke, our estate planning clients range from young to old. Clients come to us to ensure that a new child will be cared for in any eventuality and to create a detailed succession plan for a multimillion-dollar family business.

At Dale & Eke, many of our estate planning clients come to us through referrals. Our team includes lawyers who can give highly sophisticated guidance in estate and inheritance tax minimization and gift tax matters. Our team includes three lawyers who are certified estate planning and administration specialists, certified by the Estate Planning and Administrative Specialists Certification Board of the Indiana State Bar Association.

Our attorneys can help you create a broad range of estate planning vehicles, including:

  • Wills
  • Revocable or credit shelter trusts
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Health care powers of attorney
  • Advance medical directives (living wills)
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Qualified personal residence trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Other advanced estate planning techniques for high net worth individuals

As a multidisciplinary firm, we can also help you explore planning options outside the scope of a traditional will and estate practice. For example, we can help you protect the inheritance rights of children from a previous marriage through a prenuptial agreement under Indiana family law. Our lawyers can also assist in avoiding the probate process (the administration of estates). We invite you to contact our offices in Indianapolis today to discuss your estate planning needs.

Trust Administration

Trusts are very useful tools in estate planning and when utilized properly can result in substantial savings in federal estate and Indiana inheritance tax. Further, the use of certain trusts can result in avoiding probate. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to advise you and to prepare the appropriate trust or trusts for you and your family, and also to counsel and assist you and/or the trustees in the administration of the trusts.

Let Us Help You

To find out more about our services or to set up an initial consultation with an attorney, please contact Dale & Eke, in Indianapolis, by calling 317-844-7400 or sending us an email.