Union City Oklahoma Estate Planning Lawyer
Death can be a taboo subject for many families, we don’t like to think about what will happen to our families when we pass away.
However, planning for death is integral to their future, and it is important that you have an estate plan designed to protect them when you’re gone.
A Union City estate planning lawyer can advise you on your estate planning options, including how to divide your estate in a way that maximizes benefits for your loved ones, while minimizing tax obligations.
You have worked hard for your assets, and you deserve to be able to pass that legacy down to your family. We will make sure that happens.
No matter what the size of your estate, you can take steps now to secure your family’s future by specifying your wishes for after your death. It may also be important for you to consider things such as who should care for your children, and where, or if, you want to be buried or cremated.
An Oklahoma licensed family law attorney at Cannon & Associates has the skills, experience, and resources necessary to advise you and help create an estate plan that meets your needs and the needs of your family. We are wholly committed to each client and will take the time to understand your situation and work out the best possible solution.
Estate Planning Attorney at Cannon & Associates
John Cannon, a nationally recognized attorney, and our founder is committed to serving his country, his community, and every individual client who agrees to representation from us.
He attended Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he clerked for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Since then he has been awarded the highest possible AVVO rating, 10.0, which is determined by awards, years of experience, client reviews, and more.
Cannon & Associates is a full-service law firm, covering criminal law, civil litigation, real estate law, personal injury, transactional corporate law, and family law matters in Union City, Oklahoma City, and the wider Oklahoma County.
We believe in freedom, and to us, that means that everyone deserves legal counsel when they need it. That is why we offer a free consultation to everyone. So give us a call today at tel:4055913935.
What is Estate Planning in Moore, OK?
An experienced family law attorney at Cannon & Associates can provide the legal services you need to best plan your estate. That means arranging the distribution of your assets after your death in a way that maximizes the wealth your family secures.
It also means making certain arrangements for your death, especially if you have any dependent family members such as young children.
The estate covers all property, which is split into personal property and real property.
Real property includes all real estate, and land, while personal property covers the rest of your property such as household items, vehicles, and bank accounts.
There are various ways to divide your property, and an attorney can help you determine how to divide it to minimize tax obligations, and therefore maximize benefits for your family.
Estate Planning Services
Distributing your assets is just one aspect of estate planning. You may also want to consider filing legal documents to ensure your wishes are adhered to after you die. It may also include establishing trusts, and distributing some of your assets while you are still alive, which may minimize some tax obligations.
Your Union City estate planning attorney will help you determine which legal documents you need to consider to ensure that your wishes are adhered to after you die. You may want to consider factors such as:
- How your retirement plans or IRAs are dealt with.
- Any charitable giving.
- Assigning power of attorney, who will make decisions on your behalf on things such as health care and finances, if you become unable to do so yourself.
- Determining a guardian for any minor children, and an executor for their inheritance.
- Creating trusts for your loved ones.
What Is The Best Way To Divide Property in Union City, OK?
Estate administration involves dividing property in ways that best serve your loved ones. While a will is a primary document for your estate, you can also create trusts or gifts while you are still alive in order to minimize tax obligations. Trusts or gifts have the benefit of avoiding probate, which is a lengthy and costly process that an estate divided into a will is required to undergo.
Our dedicated Union City estate planning attorneys at Cannon & Associates will talk through your options with you, and help you create a plan that best serves the needs of you and your family.
A will directs important matters after your death, including the distribution of assets, funeral arrangements, and guardians for your children.
You can also assign a power of attorney to handle matters such as your health if you become unable to do so.
A will is a legally binding document that must be witnessed and signed before being filled with the probate court. The probate court where your will was filed will then oversee its execution and step in if there are any estate disputes.
Trusts are legal documents that arrange for the transfer of assets between the grantor (the owner) and the trustee (who receives the assets). The grantor can set terms for how the assets are managed, for example, they can be transferred once the grantor has died, or while they are still alive.
Trusts are beneficial for many reasons, but the primary reason why people use them is that they allow for the transfer of assets outside of probate, which is costly.
Probate Union City
Probate is the judicial process where a will is ‘proved’ in Court, which costs time and money. Hiring a Union City estate planning lawyer from Cannon & Associates will ensure that you only pay what you need to and that your family receives the maximum benefits from your estate.
Business and Corporate Law
People who own a business should take extra care to plan their estate. Your business could be your life’s work, something you are going to leave behind to make your family’s lives easier.
However, you need to ensure that you put things in place so that your business is protected after your death.
At Cannon & Associates, our Union City estate planning attorneys will help you determine the most tax-efficient strategy for transferring your business. You need help from a family law firm that understands the laws relevant to your business, and we are here to help.
Why You Need an Estate Planning Attorney
A Union City estate planning lawyer will ensure that all the legal documents are filed properly, on time, and in line with up-to-date legislation. If you try to do it yourself and make mistakes, it will cost you time and money.
Many families wind up losing a lot of their inheritance due to tax obligations and the probate process. This can be devastating for families who may be relying on that inheritance to maintain a home, or maintain a certain standard of living.
At Cannon & Associates, we understand how important it is that your family receives the most benefits from your assets after you’re gone. After all, you worked hard for your wealth, and how you pass that down is part of your legacy. We will ensure that your wishes are followed and that you only pay the tax you need to.
Contact Cannon & Associates Law Firm in Union City, Today
Estate planning can feel overwhelming, and understandably, it can be hard to consider the lives of your family members after your death.
At Cannon & Associates, our estate planning team has over 50 years of combined experience, meaning we understand how to handle your case with the care and consideration it deserves.
When you agree to help from our family law firm, you can rest easy knowing everything is in hand and your family will receive the maximum benefit from your hard-earned estate.
The attorney-client relationship is of the utmost importance to us. We always keep our clients informed and we work with them to formulate a plan that works whilst being in line with the law.
Customer service and high-quality legal aid go hand-in-hand, and we promise both.
Our estate planning lawyers cover Moore, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Logan, Pottawatomie, and Canadian County. Contact our law firm at tel:4055913935 to arrange a free consultation with an Oklahoma family law attorney.
Our Client Reviews
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"John has shown nothing but compassion and professional guidance in my case. He truly cares about his clients and is exceptionally understanding when it comes to any case he is representing. He communicates genuinely as well as in a timely matter. If I were able to give his firm any more than 5 stars, I most definitely would. He is incredible."
"John Cannon is an awesome attorney. He is very professional and honest. He really cares about his clients. John always gets back to you quickly to answer any questions you have regarding your case. I highly recommend CANNON & ASSOCIATES for any legal needs you may have."
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"I have known John for about 6 years now in his capacity as a Judge Advocate and a civilian attorney. John has a rare blend of both sharp analytical and interpersonal skills. I have seen John achieve positive outcomes for clients in complex scenarios and If you need an attorney who can do the same for you - this is your guy."
"John did a very good job. Although the outcome was not 100% what we expected(strange judgement) it was overall positive. I would, have and will continue to recommended him. Although I certainly hope to not need his services again in the capacity I hired him for I would not hesitate to call if I do. Thanks John"
"I signed up with John June 25th, July 5th I received an email that my case is in line to be DISMISSED, within a 2 week time period John made what was one of the most stressful times in my life better! Every case is different but he handled my case with care and he was extremely open in his communication throughout the whole process. I hope to never have to have a criminal attorney again but if I do I will definitely go back to John. I highly recommend him to anyone else who is needing an attorney!"
"John is a highly respected attorney. Professional and compassionate. He has a wealth of knowledge, being a military officer and having served as an Assistant District Attorney, a Public Defender, and an Assistant Attorney General. He helped a friend's son who was headed down the wrong path, but through John's legal defense the young man is now a successful business owner."
"John is a very professional attorney, who is not only concerned about the welfare of his client but very attentive and considerate of the family, or other bodies that are in the face of the adversity. While working on my family members case, John took time out to take a class that would educate him on how to approach the many different types of cases tried in the court room. John proved his sincerity to the calling of his job, being an attorney. I would definitely recommend him to anyone."
"Mr. Cannon went above and beyond for my wife. She was facing some pretty hard fines and prison time with the US Marshalls. Mr. Cannon fought a hard fight and got her a GREAT offer. Words cannot express how much I appreciate him and what he did for my wife. I would give 10 stars and I will be promoting him. He's that awesome. He keeps you informed, he will text or call you back, and he goes above what he is asked to do and I can reassure you"HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER". I will continue retaining him for other things my wife is battling. High five and a great big hug to Mr. Cannon. Thank you!!! John took the reigns and provided us instant peace of mind. He was timely, respectful, transparent, very professional, honest and courteous. The service he provided was above and beyond our expectations. Can’t believe professionals like him are around. Highly highly without reservations recommend him and his team."
"John Cannon is an excellent attorney. He takes sincere interest in your needs. He maintains communication and provides all the information you might want to fully understand the legal process. He also suggests alternative resolutions to your legal needs so that you can make informed choices. I definitely recommend John."
"My experience with CANNON & ASSOCIATES was absolutely amazing. I hired John Cannon two days before my rebuttal statement was due back to the Staff Judge Advocate. Within that time frame he was able to talk to my Battery and Battalion Commanders, review my evidence, and help me write a rebuttal statement that help prove my case to them, the Brigade Commander and the Post Commanding General. Cannon worked thru the night to help me get the best results for me and my family. Due to his hard work and attention to detail I am still able to continue to serve my country and progress in my military career with no adverse actions on my record. I can not thank him enough on a job well done. Cannon showed me that he was invested in my case and I highly recommend you hire him when you need someone to represent you in a legal matter."
"John Cannon assisted me through a very difficult time in my military career. He worked tirelessly with me on my case and kept me informed during the entire process. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Cannon. He's incredibly knowledgeable with regards to military justice. The outcome of my case was successful and I attribute that to Mr. Cannon's professionalism and expertise in dealing with military law. I would highly recommend Mr. Cannon to anyone with military justice or criminal defense needs."
"Hands down the best lawyer. Mr.Cannon accepted my case and got on it the same day. I would give him 10 stars if I could. I really appreciate the dedication on how he handles things with a short time frame."
"Mr. Cannon has represented me on 2 criminal cases and one civil case over the past 4 years. He has always served me honestly, speedily and with good moral direction. John has integrity and humility. He has never belittled me or treated me in an unfair manor. I appreciate all that he has done for me and I most certainly recommend him to family, strangers and friends. I will definitely use Mr. Cannon in the future for any and all of my family's legal matters."
"Mr. Cannon went above and beyond for my wife. She was facing some pretty hard fines and prison time with the US Marshalls. Mr. Cannon fought a hard fight and got her a GREAT offer. Words cannot express how much I appreciate him and what he did for my wife. I would give 10 stars and I will be promoting him. He's that awesome. He keeps you informed, he will text or call you back, and he goes above what he is asked to do and I can reassure you"HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER". I will continue retaining him for other things my wife is battling. High five and a great big hug to Mr. Cannon. Thank you!!!"
"I had a great experience with John. He is very personable and helped me a lot. I’m really grateful I found him. He made me feel confident that he was the right lawyer for my case and that he wasn’t trying to sell me but genuinely just wanted to help me. I would highly recommend John to anyone!"
"Working with Mr. Cannon has been a real life-saving experience for me and my family. He provides the knowledge of the possibilities as soon as he can get them, then works tirelessly to ensure that any concerns or questions are addressed immediately. He has been a great asset to us not only in the face of legal troubles, but in providing a sense of security that is truly reassuring in the face of the uncertain.Mr. Cannon has been a great resource and has been very patient with me. From the start he provided a list of things to do that would help me help him with my case and since the beginning has continued to give advice or suggestions on any matter that has bothered me with my situation, large or small. He is gentle, yet realistic, and this combination really does become a rock in tumultuous times such as these.I would highly recommend Mr. Cannon to anyone who needs a vigilant and committed attorney, especially one that stands by your side until your issue is resolved. He goes above and beyond not only to work, but to care for his clients!"
"John Cannon assisted me through a very difficult time in my military career. He worked tirelessly with me on my case and kept me informed during the entire process. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Cannon. He's incredibly knowledgeable with regards to military justice. The outcome of my case was successful and I attribute that to Mr. Cannon's professionalism and expertise in dealing with military law. I highly recommend Mr. Cannon to anyone with military justice or criminal defense needs."