When you hear the phrase “estate planning” what comes to your mind?

When I asked the question on Linkedin a few weeks ago "What are the most important one or two qualities for which you look when hiring an attorney?" the response and thoughtful comments were wonderful. It was so good and helpful I am trying it again.

When I asked the question on Linkedin a few weeks ago “What are the most important one or two qualities for which you look when hiring an attorney?” the response and thoughtful comments were wonderful.  It was so good and helpful I am trying it again.  
This time however the response field is expanded to both Linkedin where I asked the question or simply in the comments below.  Ready?  Here is the question:

When you hear the phrase “estate planning” what comes to your mind?

I am not crazy about the phrase “estate planning”, it is so stiff and formal, but its out there.  Please let me know your thoughts either on Linkedin (login required) or in the comments below this post.  Thank you!

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."

6 comments

I think of my grandparents and how they arranged family meetings in order to write their will which listed the distribution of propert to family. They also set up a trust. I liked how they gradually gifted some items to us while they were still alive so they could spread the joy and see the smiles.

shawnjroberts

Thank you Lori, I appreciate the comments! It sounds like your grandparents took of things in orderly way that worked really well for everyone.

Shawn

written document on how assets will be distributed upon your death?

shawnjroberts

Thanks for the comments, that is a good summary!

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