Oklahoma Estate Planning Attorneys Help Families Transfer Property

Counselors developing instruments to preserve and distribute wealth

The preparations needed to have your property distributed upon your death might seem difficult, but failing to make these plans can cause unnecessary stress for your family at the worst possible time. If you don’t leave estate planning instructions, the assets you earned will be transferred according to state regulations, not your wishes. The lawyers at Selby, Connor & Janer PLLC understand your concerns and provide a complete range of estate planning services suited to your individual goals. No matter your age or the size of your estate, we have the knowledge and experience to develop an appropriate strategy with you.

Experienced attorneys offer comprehensive estate planning services

An effective estate plan can help protect your assets and transfer them to family members without undue time or expense. Our attorneys will even advise you on estate planning instruments and issues that you might not have considered, including:

  • Living wills — These documents allow you to control your medical care in a situation where you are incapacitated or unable to communicate. You can specify what extraordinary measures should and should not be taken. Without these simple instructions, families might be forced to make extremely painful decisions.
  • Healthcare proxies — Our attorneys can also help you draft a healthcare proxy. This appoints a trusted person of your choosing to be responsible for your medical decisions if you are unable to make them.
  • Revisions and updates — Life changes quickly, but many people consider estate planning to be a one-time, static task. This can lead to major problems if relationships or economic circumstances change. If it’s been a while since you’ve reviewed your will or estate plan, we will work with you to evaluate and update them as needed.

Selby, Connor & Janer PLLC will ensure that your wishes are expressed clearly and your documents meet all legal requirements to minimize the possibility of complications if and when they are needed.

Counselors provide knowledgeable advice on drafting wills

Our attorneys guide you through every step of the will drafting process. By taking the time to understand you and your objectives, we create a thorough document in accord with your wishes and Oklahoma law. We can also explain your options in case you have specific instructions relating to family property or charitable giving.

Lawyers establishing living trusts to simplify the transfer of assets

Though a living trust might sound like an instrument for the ultra-wealthy, nearly every family can benefit from this type of estate planning arrangement. We can help create devices that allow you to transfer legal ownership of assets while preserving your ability to use them throughout your life. The property in the living trust then passes automatically to your named beneficiaries when you die without the need for probate. Our attorneys can also advise you about the possible tax benefits of such trusts.

Enabling parents to protect children through guardianships

If you have minor children, no estate planning matter is more important than selecting a guardian to raise them in the event they are orphaned. Our attorneys can advise you on what factors you might want to consider and even help establish means of funding your children’s expenses and education. We can also help you make plans if you have an adult son or daughter who would need special help in the event of your death.

Contact northeastern Oklahoma estate planning lawyers to help protect your family’s future

Selby, Connor & Janer PLLC represents clients throughout northeastern Oklahoma from our offices in Bartlesville and Pawhuska. Call 918-532-6189 or contact us online to schedule a meeting.