Wills, Trusts And Probate

An Estate Plan Will Protect Your Family

It can feel macabre to think about what will happen after you die. Without adequate planning, however, your family can face a legal mess, including probate, which can be a lengthy and expensive process.

Luckily, in most cases, a little bit of thought ahead of time can save your family lots of time and money. My name is Catherine Caldwell, and at my law firm, I believe in protecting families. This does not just mean my family law practice — I also offer help creating simple wills and trusts.

When To Use A Will Versus A Trust

As an experienced family law attorney, I have seen how complicated family law can be. Luckily, estate planning can be simple, and I can help you create a plan that will protect your loved ones. In many cases, a simple will or trust is sufficient. How do you choose which one? There are several things to consider, including:

  • Amount of assets. If you have a relatively small estate, a will may be right for you. A trust is generally better with a large amount of assets.
  • Privacy. Wills are a matter of public record once read to the court, while trusts offer more privacy.

  • Whether you want to control your assets after death. Wills are often simple and do not allow you to give any direction around your assets' use. Trusts allow more prescriptive measures.

Handling your estate does not have to be complicated. I can help you create an estate plan that will give you the peace of mind you need, knowing that your family will not suffer after you pass away.

Get Help From A Lawyer Today

With nearly three decades of legal experience, I am well-equipped to help you create a simple, effective estate plan. Call my Tulsa office today at 918-770-9070 to arrange a meeting or reach out through my online contact form. I return calls promptly, usually the same day.