Probate, Wills and Trust Attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma
The team at the Craig L. Cook Tulsa, Oklahoma Law Offices routinely represent administrators and trustees in all aspects of probate law, including wills and trusts, administration disputes, fiduciary issues, and the settlement of complex estates and trusts.
Our lawyers manage cases from the most complex to the simplest. Our law offices have established a reputation for protecting the rights of the innocent but are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution related to trust and estate matters.
The Three Elements of a Solid Plan For Your Loved Ones
- Powers of attorney – Powers of attorney are generally used during a person’s incapacitation. This can be when a person is unable to make medical and financial decisions. If POAs are not in place, then a court must appoint someone to make decisions. The court process can be a burden on time and finances.
- Last will and testament – A last will and testament is the only document that can nominate guardians for dependent children. A last will and testament in Oklahoma can name beneficiaries of an estate and also nominate executors or personal representatives. If a person passes without a will, the state will choose personal representatives and guardians with no input from the decedent.
- Revocable living trust – A revocable living trust offers additional control over how assets are managed and distributed. It can help families at any income level and can avoid the expenses and time associated with probate court. There are many different trust types, including revocable trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts.
Our team at the Law Offices of Craig L Cook has extensive experience representing guardians and wards. We address difficult issues related to incapacity, temporary guardianships, and other issues in probate law. Each plan is designed with the needs of the family or significant other in mind.
Our Oklahoma probate attorneys have experience in the following areas of probate law:
- Administration of estates and trusts
- Assisting trustees of guardianship management trusts
- Federal estate and gift tax returns
- Generation-skipping transfer taxes
- Interpretation of testamentary documents
- Judicial modifications of trusts
- Lack of testamentary capacity
- Post-mortem tax planning
- Pre/post-nuptial agreements and wills
- Oklahoma termination of trusts
- Removal of trustees
- Validity or contests of Wills
Persons of all ages should absolutely have a revocable living trust in place. Unfortunately, in many cases we never know when we will need one to help us protect our loved ones. Call us today to set an appointment today.