Estate planning is something that every adult should do, especially if he or she has a family. Planning ahead for the protection and distribution of your assets, as well as your health and end-of-life care, is one of the most important ways you can prepare for the future.
As Oklahoma family law lawyers, Wilson and Stephens understand the need for spouses and parents to put legal protections in place in the event of their incapacitation or death. Without an estate plan, your loved ones will not know how to distribute your estate or provide care for you or your minor children if you are incapacitated or deceased. This uncertainty makes a difficult time even harder for families. Let us help you plan for your family’s future.
For a consultation with a Stillwater estate planning attorney, please call 405.332.5577.
What Is Your Plan For The Future?
Every adult, regardless of estate size and income, should have an estate plan. This is especially important for people with blended families and children from other marriages. Many disputes can be prevented by setting aside specific assets for spouses and children in these situations.
An estate plan may include:
- A Will
- Trusts, including special needs trusts
- Powers of attorney for financial and heath care decisions
- Living wills/health care directives
With these documents in place, your assets will be distributed as you wish, your minor or special needs children will be cared for, and your end-of-life care plan will be followed. You can also prevent the need for emergency guardianships for yourself, your children and elderly family members by appointing personal representatives for financial and health care powers of attorney and guardians for minor children in your will.
Probate And Estate Administration
In addition to estate plans, we help families with the probate of Oklahoma estates. We will take care of the entire probate process, including notifying creditors and beneficiaries, gathering assets, filing petitions, preparing an accounting for the court, paying the estate’s final bills and filing the estate’s tax returns.
We Will Explain Your Rights And Options
To schedule a consultation, please call 405.332.5577 or contact us online.