Oklahoma City Estate Planning Attorneys
The Importance of Planning Your Estate
Estate Planning is one of the most important measures you will ever take to protect your family and your heirs. Unfortunately, far too many people fail to recognize how critical these measures really are until it’s too late.
You go to great lengths during your life to protect your family and make them comfortable. Estate planning is a way for you to continue to take care of them, even if you are no longer around to do so.
Contact our Oklahoma City estate planning attorneys to create your estate plan today.
What Is Estate Planning?
In order to plan your “estate,” we first have to understand just what we mean by that word. Your estate is, well, everything that you own – your house, car, bank accounts, life insurance, retirement plans, and many, many other elements. Your estate also includes your debts – your home loan, credit card balances, medical bills, etc.
Oh, and your estate also includes, oddly enough – YOU!
A complete and comprehensive estate plan is just a way for you to ensure that all of your assets, all of your liabilities, and even you, yourself, are taken care of in the event that you were ever to get sick (become incompetent or incapacitated) or were to die.
Building Your Estate Plan in Oklahoma City or Edmond
Say that you want to build a house. You’ll need tools to do so, right? In your toolbox you will probably have a hammer, a drill, a screwdriver, etc. Each tool is necessary because each one has a different purpose in building your house. No single tool can perform every purpose.
Now let’s say you want to plan your estate. All you need is a will, right? Many people mistakenly believe that’s good enough. But, it’s not – it’s like trying to build your house with only a screwdriver. More tools are needed!
Every estate is different. The Oklahoma City estate planning lawyers at McBride & Associates have a whole “toolbox” of legal instruments that will fit your personal estate perfectly. Let’s learn about some of the most important ones. Read the summaries on each topic below for a quick explanation of each tool. More detail is included too if you would like to know more.
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