Weathering Life’s Storms

Just like preparing for one of nature’s storms, estate planning can help you weather life’s unexpected “storms.”

Think of your will as your emergency evacuation plan. This legal document ensures that your belongings are allocated according to your wishes, providing clarity and direction for your loved ones after you pass away. Without a will, your estate may be subject to intestacy laws, leading to potential disputes among heirs and assets distributed in a way you wouldn’t have chosen.

A trust can be likened to a sturdy shelter built to withstand stormy weather. Similar to finding a safe haven during a storm, a trust offers protection and control over your assets, allowing for efficient management and distribution according to your instructions. Trusts also offer privacy and can help avoid the probate process, saving time and money for your loved ones.

Advance directives serve as your emergency preparedness kit for life’s unexpected health crises. These legal documents, including a living will and a durable power of attorney for healthcare, specify your medical preferences and appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. By outlining your wishes in advance, you can ensure that your healthcare preferences are respected and that your loved ones are not burdened with difficult decisions during challenging times.

Don’t wait for the clouds to gather – contact South Tulsa Law today to start planning for your future. After all, the best time to prepare for a storm is before it arrives.