If you live on or around Yukon, Oklahomaand 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 theknowledge and skill necessary to help you to identify your goals and implementa plan to achieve them. We help in the areas of incapacity planning, assetprotection, retirement planning, legacy planning, Medicaid planning, and more.
Many people do not realize the differentservices provided by estate and elder law attorneys. Some people do not think they need theservices of an estate planning lawyer. Others believe that because they are younger, or healthy, or don’t havea ton of assets. In reality, it is important for you to put plans in place toprovide for your loved ones and protect your autonomy – no matter what yourcurrent situation.
Parman & Easterday can provide assistyou in developing a custom approach to addressing the key issues that affectyour wealth, property, autonomy, and family as you age. Give us a call today to find out how we canhelp if you live in Yukon or surrounding locales.
Life in Yukon, Oklahoma
Yukon, Oklahoma is an Oklahoma City thatgets its name from the Yukon Territory where the gold rush took place. Yukon islocated in Canadian County and it is considered to be a part of the greaterOklahoma City metropolitan area. Today, many of the people who live in Yukonwork in nearby Oklahoma City, and the area is considered a suburb or bedroomcommunity of Oklahoma City. However,Yukon was once the site of a thriving mill operation which was closed a numberof years ago.
Yukon was formed back in 1891, when acattleman named Spencer began building railroads and was building a rail linebetween Arkansas and El Reno, Oklahoma, just to the west of Yukon. Thecattleman settled in Yukon and decided help further develop the town. The Yukoncommunity quickly grew to include real estate offices, a restaurant, a bank, alumber yard, several barber shops, a printing office, and around 25 homes. Thefact that the railroad tracks went through the town helped accelerate Yukon’sgrowth and development.
The town was incorporated in 1901 and thenconsisted of 830 residents. The mill wasthriving by 1910, thanks to the presence of water, sewer, and electricservices. Yukon became a thriving urban center for area farmers, and thepopulation kept growing until it reached more than 22,000 residents as of themost recent census.
Senior Services in Yukon, OK
As of the most recent census, individualseniors aged 65 and over living alone made up 9.2% of all households in theYukon area. For many Yukon seniors, taking advantage of community-basedprograms and services helps them to stay socially connected, to make activitiesof daily living easier, and to remain independent longer.
If you live in or around Yukon and aregetting older, there are resources available to help you learn about thebenefits and services you can make use of. You can visit Aging Services of Canadian County to find out about some of those services, includingtransportation, meal service, in-home assistance, and more.
Parman & Easterday can also provide youwith assistance in learning about other options for services and supportsavailable to you. For example, eligible veterans may be entitled to differentbenefits, including respite for caregivers and adult daycare. Qualifying forMedicaid with the help of our elder law attorneys can also help seniors toobtain long term care benefits at home or to afford to move into a nursing homecare 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 probateprocess, which will take place in the Canadian County probate court. If aperson in Yukon becomes incapacitated and hasn’t made an incapacity plan thatincludes a power of attorney, or that has otherwise provided authority forsomeone to act on his or her behalf during lifetime, then going to probatecourt will also become necessary. In these circumstances, guardianship orconservatorship proceedings will need to be initiated.
You can find resources that you need on theCanadian County probate department page. On this website, you will learn about judicialdeterminations of death; incapacity proceedings; and probate proceedings. Youcan also obtain maps and directions to help you find the probate court; and canaccess important documents that you may need.
During the probate process, the executor ofan estate has the most responsibility for overseeing the probate process. Theexecutor will need to file court paperwork, manage court assets, and fulfillmany other responsibilities. Parman & Easterday can provide help to anyonewho has been named as executor of an estate. We also provide representation toheirs or beneficiaries who stand to inherit and who want to ensure the executorof an estate fulfills his role and the process moves forward.
Parman & Easterday can also assist youin creating an estate plan that avoids the probate process so your family doesnot have to deal with probate proceedings after you pass on. It can make senseto make a probate avoidance plan because probate proceedings can be expensive,time-consuming, and very stressful for those who become involved in going tocourt after a loved one has died.
Getting Help from Yukon Elder Law andEstate Planning Attorneys
Yukon elder law and estate planningattorneys at Parman & Easterday are there for you to handle the toughissues 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 thesethings so you can make a plan that protects your assets, ensures decisions madeabout your care are the right ones, and provides for and protects your family.
To find out more about how our estateplanning attorneys can provide the help and support you need as you make yourplans 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.