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Shawnee Estate Planners

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  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia D.
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Jarod had help me with probating an Estate. He was very knowledgeable and help to explain the process. He would bring me the documents that needed to be signed to my work so I didn't have to take time off work to get them signed. I would highly recommend him in your legal needs.

McBride & Associates, P.C.
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Hans S.
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Mr McBride knows estate planning in and out, I highly recommend him.

Sarah Stewart Legal Group
from 3 reviews
    Mary Louise H.
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    Sarah Stewart was hired by my family to legally change over the estate inheritances from our deceased parents. This was done in a very timely fashion and very successfully. She promptly returned phone calls and answered any and all questions we had. Ms Stewart also came to our defense when my brothers and I were erroneously summoned by the court and threatened with a lawsuit over a mistaken identity. The negligence of another law firm caused our family a great deal of unnecessary stress. Thanks to the efforts and competency of the Sarah Stewart Law Group this matter was quickly put to an end. My family and I would recommend without reservation the able and outstanding legal work of this young woman. She will always be our choice if ever we are in need of legal services again. Mary Louise Haas

    Caldwell Estate Law
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Bobette W.
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    Jade was wonderful to work. She is a true professional. Very kind and understanding

    • 21 years in business
    Jon H.
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    When my father died, I was executor of his estate. I hired a lawyer to help me through probate, but unfortunately that lawyer proved to be incompetent and I needed to find another attorney. Then an acquaintance told me of Terrell Monks. I hired Mr. Monks to finish the process of probate and was very happy with the decision. Mr. Monks handled everything very professionally and efficiently, and despite the circumstances I can say it was actually a pleasant experience, especially when compared to the mess caused by the bungling incompetence of the first attorney I’d originally hired. Going through probate taught me that I should have an estate plan for myself, so my family will avoid unnecessary problems after my death. I asked Mr. Monks to establish a trust for me, and he very patiently explained the process and did all the paperwork required. I learned that trusts are not only for wealthy people, but also for ordinary people like myself. Since that time I’ve had to make some modifications to the original trust, and once again Mr. Monks did all the work necessary to update the trust and ensure that my estate will be handled in accordance to my wishes. It gives me a lot of peace of mind knowing that when I die, my family will avoid many of the unnecessary complications of probate, because of the trust Mr. Monks set up for us. I would recommend Terrell Monks to any of my friends and family who need legal services. I’ve been very satisfied with the work he’s done for me. *. Haynes Edmond, OK

    Parman and Easterday

    New To Thumbtack

    • 34 years in business

    Our services include: • Estate Planning • Legacy Planning • Trust Administration and Probate • Wills • Living Trusts and Healthcare Directives • Asset Protection and Business Planning • IRA and Retirement Planning • Elder Law and Medicaid Services • Special Needs Planning • Incapacity Planning • Family-Owned Businesses • Financial Planning

    Chris Griswold, P.C.

    New To Thumbtack


      I help people and small businesses alike with their unique estate planning and business-law needs such as trusts, wills, living wills/advance directives, powers of attorney, insured buy-sell agreements, corporation formations, etc. Call and let me help you. Usually, I just charge a flat fee for services.

      • 30 years in business

      Donna J. Jackson is a CPA and an attorney. She specializes in estate planing, including: * trusts * special needs trusts * wills * durable power of attorneys * living wills * taxes * probates * business organizations, including corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies Donna J. Jackson obtained a BS and MS in accounting from Oklahoma State University. She received her juris doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1988. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Oklahoma State Society of CPAs, Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and Academy of Special Needs Planners. She received a LLM in Elder Law from Stetson College of Law in Florida. She was honored as one of the 2011 five star wealth managers in estate planning in the April 2011 edition of Oklahoma Magazine. Donna J. Jackson has taught estate planning at Oklahoma City University School of Law. She has taught probate, estate planning and tax courses at local colleges. Donna J. Jackson has written numerous programs and articles on probate, estate planning, trusts, and special needs. She speaks at various continuing legal education seminars on estate planning, probate, tax and elder law.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What kind of lawyer does wills?

      No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

      Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

      • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
      • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
      • Have an ownership stake in a business
      • Expect someone to contest your will
      • Want to disinherit your spouse

      How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

      Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

      How much does it cost to have a living will?

      Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

      How much should an estate plan cost?

      The cost of an estate plan depends largely on the number of parts it includes and the complexity of the documents. The most basic estate plan is simply a will, but it may also include designating power of attorney or a health care proxy to another person, writing a living will, or making a HIPAA authorization. The average national cost to make an estate plan ranges from $350 to $900, but can cost much more in complicated situations. For example, an estate attorney may charge only $900 to prepare a basic will providing outright distribution — meaning that property and assets are distributed upon death. Writing a more complicated will and holding assets in trusts can cost $3,000, or more. The process of creating an estate plan generally takes two to four weeks, starting with the initial consultation with the wills attorney to identify areas of concern in order to design an estate plan that fits your goals and budget. Once an estate plan is written, the attorney meets with the clients, a notary, and two neutral witnesses to review and sign the plan and associated documents.

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