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Special Needs and Supplemental Needs Trusts
Families who have a loved one with a disability, receiving SSI income or has special needs should pay particular attention to their estate plan. When developing a Special or Supplemental Needs Trust, it is important to keep needs based governmental benefits in mind. Standard trusts often can cause an individual from becoming ineligible to receive […]
Protecting Special Needs Children from Predators
Failing to provide for an individual with a special need may render them vulnerable to predators. A recent case describes how a boyfriend took part in drug use that left a daughter with severe brain damage. Later after her mom died, he married her with an eye on her inheritance and disability income. Planning could have prevented the theft, neglect of care and further drug use.
Asset Protection, So Kids Won’t Blow Their Inheritance
Protecting Your Children by Protecting Their Inheritance   Providing Asset Protection for Your Kids Providing an inheritance for one’s children is a common desire among the current generation of middle aged Americans. Protecting that inheritance may be something that many of us overlook when planning for the future. After all, the assets to be handed […]
Family Trusts
Family Trust Also Called Revocable Trust or Living Trust The Family Trust has become a common part of many Estate Plans. In fact, most attorneys believe it malpractice to create an Estate Plan without considering whether a Trust is appropriate. A Trust does much more than a Will. No Probate Court: One major advantage of […]
Beneficiary Designations and Payable on Death, Estate Planning Pitfalls
Wills and Trusts can Be Ineffective If Designations are Ignored People, including attorneys, often fail to realize that beneficiary designations are controlled by what a Will or Trust says.  The case of Wiley is an excellent example.  He had a plan that his kids should share equally.  However, he designated one of his sons to […]
Edmond Oklahoma Testamentary Will Attorney
Edmond Oklahoma Testamentary Will Attorney A Will is a key component to every Estate Plan.  In its simplest form it provides for the orderly distribution of your assets when you’re gone and names a person to be in charge. Creating a Trust is like a journey that requires a guide.   My role as a […]
Edmond Oklahoma Trust Attorney
    Edmond Oklahoma Trust Attorney Creating a Family Trust can accomplish several goals: Probate avoidance Asset Protection Medicaid Benefit Planning Wartime Veterans Pension Planning Delayed distributions Estate Tax Planning Property management Special Needs Protection of vulnerable or irresponsible heirs Flexibility and ability to change Edmond Oklahoma Trust Attorney Family Trust: A Trust is an […]
Edmond Oklahoma Estate Planning Attorney
Edmond Oklahoma Estate Planning Attorney   Creating an Estate Plan is like a journey that requires a guide.   My role is to listen, advise then create an estate plan that meets your needs, goals and concerns.   How Do I Begin My Estate Plan? Edmond Oklahoma   Think of it as getting the Right […]
Estate Plan, Wills, Trusts and other Protections
    An Estate Plan insures that the right people get the right things at the right time; for example: You want to make sure that there is somebody to take care of your financial affairs if you become unable to do so. You may want your children to inherit money or property but also […]
The Family Trust, Changeable & Revocable
    A Powerful and Affordable Estate Planning Tool When most people think of Estate Planning they think of a Will. A key component in many Estate Plans is a Revocable Living Family Trust. A Trust is similar to Will because it designates who will receive property. However, unlike a Will it can designate when […]