If you live in or around Edmond, Oklahoma, and you want to get legal advice to prepare and plan ahead for the future, Parman & Easterday is here to help you. Our firm is a full service elder law and estate planning firm with compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys who can assist you in making effective use of legal tools to plan for retirement and prepare for tragedy.
When you work with Parman & Easterday, we help you create a personalized plan appropriate for your life situation and aimed at accomplishing your goals. Whether this means making a retirement plan to ensure financial security during your golden years, planning ahead for a medical emergency, making sure your children will be provided for if something happens to you, or making a comprehensive legacy plan, we provide the assistance you need in making some of the most important decisions in your life.
To find out how our legal team can provide the help you need to achieve your plans for protecting your autonomy, family, and legacy, give us a call today.
Life in Edmond, OK
Edmond, Oklahoma, is a city in Oklahoma County, OK. Edmond was home to more than 81,000 people as of the most recent census, making it the sixth largest Oklahoma city in terms of its population. Edmond is considered part of the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the city limits of Edmond are located along Oklahoma City’s northern border.
Oklahoma City received the honor of being included on CNB’s “10 Perfect Suburbs” list in 2011. Relocate America also listed Edmond as one of the Top 100 Places to Live. The State Chamber of Commerce and State Industrial Development Department also selected Edmond among the most outstanding communities within its class for a period of five years in a row.
Edmond is an attractive place to live because the estimated median household income exceeds the national average and because there are ample recreational and cultural opportunities in the Edmond area. There are numerous parks, including Centennial Park, Fink Park, and Meadow Lakes Park in the Edmond area.
There are also three colleges located in Edmond: Herbert W. Armstrong College, Oklahoma City Christian University, and the University of Central Oklahoma. Many of the elementary, middle, and high schools in the area have also received awards for excellence in the past, making Edmond a great place to raise children.
Seniors in Edmond, OK
Seniors in Edmond, OK, can take advantage of many different programs for seniors that are available within Oklahoma County. Seniors can reach out to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to find out about programs and services in the Edmond area. The telephone number for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is 405-521-2281 and the address is 2401 N.W. 23rd Street, Suite 40, in Oklahoma City, OK, 73107.
Services available to Oklahoma County residents include adult day care services, a senior corps program, transportation, state plan personal care, a farmer’s market nutritional program, and a pharmacy connection counsel.
The Areawide Aging Agency can also provide help to seniors in Oklahoma County. According to the Areawide Aging Agency, they helped more than 33,000 seniors last year including 11,120 seniors served by the long-term care ombudsman at long-term care facilities in Oklahoma County.
Courts in Edmond, OK
Parman & Easterday provides help to seniors and people of all ages in taking steps to plan to keep their loved ones out of probate court. There are many circumstances in which clients come to our elder law attorneys to ensure their loved ones won’t have to go to probate court. You may want assets to transfer outside of probate court after death so family members can inherit more quickly, with less costs, and with more privacy. You may also want to make an incapacity plan to ensure your family will not have to go to court to get a guardian or conservator named if you become unable to make decisions on your own.
Sometimes, however, going to probate court becomes necessary. This could happen if your loved one has died and didn’t make a plan for the transfer of assets through trust administration or otherwise outside of the probate process. You may also need to visit probate court if your loved one has become incapacitated and cannot act on his own behalf any more and there’s no power of attorney or other incapacity plan in place.
If you must go to probate court and the deceased or incapacitated person lived in Edmond, OK, the court you will go to is the Oklahoma County probate court. This court can be reached at 405-713-1724 and the court is located at 320 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102. According to the Oklahoma County probate court Web site, the filing fee for guardianship proceedings is $204.14 or $67 for relative guardianship and the filing fee for conservatorship is $154.14. The filing fee for probating an estate is $204.14 plus costs of publication if applicable.
Parman & Easterday can provide you with representation if you must go to probate court, whether you are seeking guardianship or conservatorship or you are the executor of an estate.
Getting Help from Edmond, OK, Elder Law Attorneys
Parman & Easterday not only helps with probate and incapacity issues, but we provide a full range of elder law and estate planning services to clients in Edmond, OK. This means helping clients plan for retirement, make a business succession plan, create plans for the care of pets or young children, and plan ahead for nursing home care. We help you prepare for whatever life may bring you, including helping you prepare for what legacy you want to leave behind.
To find out more about the services our legal team can offer you, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call today at (405) 843-6100 or contact us online at any time to get personalized help with making your plans to protect yourself, your assets, and your family.