Estate Planning Attorney
County Wills, DPOAs, & Trusts
The Wirth Law Office - Wagoner offers assistance in all aspects of estate planning to clients located in Wagoner County, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. We understand that every client's most important estate planning goal is to secure a future which provides for you and for the ones you love. Our attorneys can work with you to create Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Advanced Healthcare Directives that protect your assets, minimize yours taxes, and ensure that your wishes come to fruition.
What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is planning for the future. It is a way for you to make decisions about yourself and your assets now, instead of leaving those decisions to someone else later.
When Do You Need Estate Planning?
Many people are unsure if, or when, they should seek legal advice as they begin the process of estate planning. If you own property, have children, have recently been married or divorced, or wish to make a special bequest to a friend or relative, you should make an estate plan or update an existing one. The laws on probate and intestate distribution are different from state to state and continually evolving through new legislation and new case law. Moreover, changes in Federal law regarding social security, medicare, and medicaid can affect your estate if you receive any of these benefits during your life. For this reason, it is important that you consult with an attorney in your local area and it can be dangerous to execute a form Will or Trust, which may not comply with the laws of the State of Oklahoma.
Estate Planning Goals & Benefits
Estate planning with a Wirth Law Office estate planning attorney, generally involves two primary goals. First, we use our experience and expertise to reduce or eliminate death taxes. Second, we use planning and legal instruments to avoid probate and the costs and frustration associated therewith. The creation of a living (or inter vivos) trust is one way these two goals can be accomplished. A living trust allows you to avoid the expense and long delays of probate, and may even save you money on taxes. To see if this may be a good option for you and to see what other options are available, call the estate planning attorney at the Wirth Law Office - Wagoner at (918) 485-0335.
For a free consultation with a Wagoner, Oklahoma estate planning lawyer call the Wirth Law Office - Wagoner at (918) 485-0335 (or toll free at (888) Wirth-Law). Or, as always, you may enter a legal question in the form at the top right of this page.
— Paul J. Sowinski