Planning for the future is important, but it can feel overwhelming. Our job at Green Country Law Group is to help you to understand your options, the impact of choices you make to your loved ones, and guide you through the process to implement the choice you make.
With offices in both Tahlequah and Muskogee, Oklahoma, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience meeting the legal needs of people at all stages of life.
A complete estate plan addressed not only what happens at your death, but important decisions for your life as well. We listen to your situation and intentions to create the plan that accomplishes your choices. Some of the most important documents include:
Your estate plan includes important tax considerations, and with a Masters of Law in Taxation, our Managing Attorney can advise you on any such issues relevant to your estate.
Both wills and trusts can be used to transfer your property at death. Trusts are more flexible, less subject to challenge, they are private, and do not require a probate if properly funded. A Trust can also provide tax advantages when needed.
A will does have to go through probate; is more limited in structure, probates are public record, and the probate process is expensive, complicated, and lengthy.
It’s important to revisit your estate plan after important life changes such as:
Additionally, in the event of a major legal or tax change, our offices strive to provide you notice and give you the opportunity to address those changes and any other changes that may have occurred in your life. IMPORTANT – keep your contact information current.
Every adult should have an estate plan. If you own property – especially real estate – you should have an estate plan that includes a will or trust. Even if you don’t own significant assets, you should have, at minimum, a will, an advance directive and powers of attorney.
Designating a guardian is a big decision. Here are some things to consider:
In many cases, relatives are a good choice for guardianship designations, but you can designate anyone competent person.