Your estate plan should be the most important set of legal documents you create and execute over the course of your lifetime. It will also likely be a highly personal and often sensitive process that requires the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable estate planning attorney. Choosing the right attorney to help you with your estate plan is the first step toward creating a plan that helps protect you, your assets, and your loved ones. At Parman & Easterday we would be honored to sit down with you and discuss how we can help you create your Moore, Oklahoma, estate plan.
Covering just over 22 square miles, the City of Moore is located in central Oklahoma and was home to 55,081 year-around residents as of the 2010 census. Moore’s location 15 minutes south of Oklahoma City, however, makes it part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area which has a population of over 1.2 million residents.
The City of Moore can trace its beginnings back to May 27, 1889, when the first post office was established during the Land Run of 1889. The then town was named for Al Moore, an Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway employee who was purportedly a conductor or a brakeman who lived in a boxcar at the camp. Moore apparently wasn’t receiving his mail in a reliable and timely manner so he painted his last name on a board and nailed it on the boxcar. Later on, when an official postmaster was appointed he saw no reason to change the name of the settlement. The name became official when the town was incorporated in 1893.
Moore remained a relatively small town until the early 1960s when it annexed 21.6 square miles, becoming a city in 1962. Over the next several decades, the City of Oklahoma increased in size significantly, effectively surrounding the City of Moore on three sides. Moore’s 1961 annexation allowed the city to remain independent throughout that period of growth by Oklahoma City. The population of Moore also increased rapidly as a result of its 1961 annexation, from 1,221 in 1960 to 18,761 in 1970 and again to 55,081 in 2010.
Parman & Easterday in the Moore, Oklahoma Community
Creating a comprehensive estate plan should be a priority for every adult. At Parman & Easterday, however, we understand that it can be difficult to find the time and resources to sit down and create that plan. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to doing everything we can to make it easier and more comfortable for you to get started on your plan because we believe it is the most precious gift you can give to yourself and to your loved ones. Moreover, we are committed to creating lifelong relationships with our Moore, Oklahoma, clients so that the plan you create today remains up-to-date and functioning as intended in the years to come.
Nurturing our relationships with our estate planning clients is a priority for us because we firmly believe that the most successful estate plans are those that are continuously reviewed and revised to ensure they meet the creator’s needs today. As your estate planning attorneys, we work to develop an ongoing relationship with you that affords us the necessary insight into events in your life that should prompt a corresponding change to your estate plan. The initial estate plan you create when you are young and single, for example, will not serve to protect and provide once you are married with children. Life events, such as marriage and parenthood, dictate updates to your plan, such as the addition of incapacity planning, creating a trust to protect your minor child’s inheritance, and the inclusion of your spouse and/or children as beneficiaries throughout your estate plan. As your estate grows, you may need to consider asset protection tools within your plan as well as probate and tax avoidance strategies.
Looking forward to your retirement years, you will likely want to merge your retirement and estate plans to ensure they work harmoniously together. The high cost of long-term care may also cause you to incorporate Medicaid planning into your estate plan. If you have strong beliefs with regard to end-of-life medical care and/or the treatment of your body after death, our estate planning attorneys might urge you to execute an advance directive as well as create a funeral planning component within your comprehensive estate plan to ensure that your wishes will be honored.
The estate planning attorneys at Parman & Easterday would be honored to help you create an estate plan that protects everything dear to you, both now and in the future.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your estate plan, or wish to make an appointment to get started on an estate plan, contact the experienced Moore, Oklahoma, estate planning attorneys at Parman & Easterday by calling 405-843-6100 or onlineto schedule your complimentary appointment today.