If you live on or around Yukon, Oklahoma and you want to make plans for the future, you should reach out to Parman & Easterday for help. Our elder law and estate planning attorneys have the knowledge and skill necessary to help you to identify your goals and implement a plan to achieve them. We help in the areas of incapacity planning, asset protection, retirement planning, legacy planning, Medicaid planning, and more.
Many people do not realize the different services provided by estate and elder law attorneys. Some people do not think they need the services of an estate planning lawyer. Others believe that because they are younger, or healthy, or don’t have a ton of assets. In reality, it is important for you to put plans in place to provide for your loved ones and protect your autonomy – no matter what your current situation.
Parman & Easterday can provide assist you in developing a custom approach to addressing the key issues that affect your wealth, property, autonomy, and family as you age. Give us a call today to find out how we can help if you live in Yukon or surrounding locales.
Life in Yukon, Oklahoma
Yukon, Oklahoma is an Oklahoma City that gets its name from the Yukon Territory where the gold rush took place. Yukon is located in Canadian County and it is considered to be a part of the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Today, many of the people who live in Yukon work in nearby Oklahoma City, and the area is considered a suburb or bedroom community of Oklahoma City. However, Yukon was once the site of a thriving mill operation which was closed a number of years ago.
Yukon was formed back in 1891, when a cattleman named Spencer began building railroads and was building a rail line between Arkansas and El Reno, Oklahoma, just to the west of Yukon. The cattleman settled in Yukon and decided help further develop the town. The Yukon community quickly grew to include real estate offices, a restaurant, a bank, a lumber yard, several barber shops, a printing office, and around 25 homes. The fact that the railroad tracks went through the town helped accelerate Yukon’s growth and development.
The town was incorporated in 1901 and then consisted of 830 residents. The mill was thriving by 1910, thanks to the presence of water, sewer, and electric services. Yukon became a thriving urban center for area farmers, and the population kept growing until it reached more than 22,000 residents as of the most recent census.
Senior Services in Yukon, OK
As of the most recent census, individual seniors aged 65 and over living alone made up 9.2% of all households in the Yukon area. For many Yukon seniors, taking advantage of community-based programs and services helps them to stay socially connected, to make activities of daily living easier, and to remain independent longer.
If you live in or around Yukon and are getting older, there are resources available to help you learn about the benefits and services you can make use of. You can visit Aging Services of Canadian County to find out about some of those services, including transportation, meal service, in-home assistance, and more.
Parman & Easterday can also provide you with assistance in learning about other options for services and supports available to you. For example, eligible veterans may be entitled to different benefits, including respite for caregivers and adult daycare. Qualifying for Medicaid with the help of our elder law attorneys can also help seniors to obtain long term care benefits at home or to afford to move into a nursing home care facility if living alone becomes impossible.
Probate Courts in Yukon, Oklahoma
If someone passes away in Yukon, Oklahoma, it is likely that person’s assets will be transferred through the probate process, which will take place in the Canadian County probate court. If a person in Yukon becomes incapacitated and hasn’t made an incapacity plan that includes a power of attorney, or that has otherwise provided authority for someone to act on his or her behalf during lifetime, then going to probate court will also become necessary. In these circumstances, guardianship or conservatorship proceedings will need to be initiated.
You can find resources that you need on the Canadian County probate department page. On this website, you will learn about judicial determinations of death; incapacity proceedings; and probate proceedings. You can also obtain maps and directions to help you find the probate court; and can access important documents that you may need.
During the probate process, the executor of an estate has the most responsibility for overseeing the probate process. The executor will need to file court paperwork, manage court assets, and fulfill many other responsibilities. Parman & Easterday can provide help to anyone who has been named as executor of an estate. We also provide representation to heirs or beneficiaries who stand to inherit and who want to ensure the executor of an estate fulfills his role and the process moves forward.
Parman & Easterday can also assist you in creating an estate plan that avoids the probate process so your family does not have to deal with probate proceedings after you pass on. It can make sense to make a probate avoidance plan because probate proceedings can be expensive, time-consuming, and very stressful for those who become involved in going to court after a loved one has died.
Getting Help from Yukon Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys
Yukon elder law and estate planning attorneys at Parman & Easterday are there for you to handle the tough issues that arise as you get older. No one likes to think about getting sick, becoming incapacitated, or passing away. But, you need to think about these things so you can make a plan that protects your assets, ensures decisions made about your care are the right ones, and provides for and protects your family.
To find out more about how our estate planning attorneys can provide the help and support you need as you make your plans for the future, 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 assistance.