Parman and Easterday is a law firm located within Oklahoma City that offers services to clients of all ages. While we are trusted elder law professionals, elder law is actually a broad field of law with legal tools that the young can use as well as the old. Estate planning, financial planning, asset protection, and planning for incapacity are just a few of the different things elder law attorneys help people to do. Clients both young and old can benefit from advice on retirement savings, caring for loved ones after a death, and ensuring that assets are kept safe and secure.
Serving Estate Planning Clients in Oklahoma City
With our law firm located in Oklahoma City, Parman and Easterday is committed to ensuring we are good neighbors as well as skilled lawyers who provide the types of legal services that members of our community deserve.
Oklahoma City has a long and distinguished history, as it was founded back in 1889 during the land run and it quickly grew to a population exceeding 10,000 residents within just hours of the time the city was founded. Today, Oklahoma City has a population of more than 1.3 million people and it is growing quickly. From the 2010 Census to July of 2014, more than 620,000 people are estimated to have moved to the area.
While Oklahoma City is the largest city in all of Oklahoma and ranks 27th nationwide for city size, our firm still offers the type of personalized legal services you’d expect from a trusted local advisor. We care deeply about our clients throughout the Oklahoma City area and we know about the court system and local laws. Our attorneys are members of the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as members of local and national professional organizations. When you need legal advice, we are ready to provide it – and we want to be the first firm you turn to for all of your elder law and estate planning needs.
Senior Citizens in Oklahoma City
According to US News & World Report Health, there are 69 nursing homes in the Oklahoma City, OK metropolitan area. Just 10 of these nursing homes have received five star ratings from the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This means far too many seniors in the greater metropolitan area are not getting the care they deserve in a nursing home environment.
Nursing home care is costly, which can be a big problem for seniors because Medicare and private insurance typically provide limited or no coverage for nursing home services. Seniors deserve to get help paying for their care without having to spend down all of their assets. Medicaid planning attorneys can help to make that happen.
Experienced attorneys at Parman and Easterday can also help to review admissions contracts before a senior or his family member signs; can provide advice on what to do in cases of suspected abuse or neglect; and can help members of the senior community to do everything possible to find a nursing home environment where they will get the respect and support they deserve.
Estate Planning Services and Elder Law Help
In Oklahoma City, 11.5 percent of people are age 65 and older and the median age is 34 years. A total of 8.7 percent of households have someone 65 and older living in the home. Seniors have statistically greater risks of incapacity or death, so estate planning is especially important within this age group.
Elder law attorneys, however, can provide estate planning assistance and other services to people in all age groups. Services may include:
- Planning for guardianship of minor children in case of death.
- Planning for the care of a pet after death
- Protecting your assets so they are not lost in case you ever need nursing home care
- Developing a legacy plan and inheritance plan so you can care for your loved ones and leave your mark on the world
- Developing a plan in case of incapacity
These are just some of the things that Parman and Easterday does for clients in Oklahoma City. To learn more about all of the legal services that we can offer, reach out to us today.
Courts in Oklahoma City Where Probate Takes Place
Estate planning and elder law are not fields of law where going to court is typically necessary. For the creation of a will and trust and most other estate planning matters, clients get the help they need at their attorney’s office in the Oklahoma City area. Oklahoma City estate planning and elder law attorneys do, however, go to court to help clients in certain situations, such as when guardianship proceedings allow family members to have an incapacitated relative declared a ward for whom a guardian can be appointed.
In addition to guardianship proceedings, one of the most common situations where going to court becomes necessary occurs when someone dies. The probate process takes place in court, unless the deceased has taken advanced estate planning steps to ensure that all assets are able to transfer outside of the probate process.
If probate is necessary after a death, the Oklahoma City probate court is located at 320 Robert S Kerr Ave # 409, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The telephone number for the court is 405-713-1728. The website of the Court Clerk for Oklahoma City provides some answers to frequently asked questions about probate and there are links to forms and other information on the site. The site advises those with probate questions to get an attorney because “probate is a highly specialized field of law.” It is a field of law that Parman and Easterday attorneys have extensive experience in.
Getting Help with Elder Law Issues & Estate Planning in Oklahoma City
Whether you are in need of a probate lawyer, a lawyer to help with estate planning, or a lawyer to assist with any other elder law issues, Parman and Easterday is here to help. Our Oklahoma City firm has built a strong reputation for providing dedicated and knowledgeable advocacy to clients and we are committed to building upon our successes by helping clients to succeed in their own plans for the future. We want to help you ensure you can achieve the financial stability you dream of, the security you need in your retirement, and the legacy you want to leave behind.
To learn more about the services our Oklahoma City elder law firm offers to clients, give us a call today at (405)-843-6100 or contact us online.