Legal Representation For Senior Citizens

Elder law is the term given to the wide range of legal issues that impact senior citizens, including estate matters, incapacity issues, and planning for death and incapacity. These issues are often intricate and overlapping, so it is important to work with an attorney experienced in all of them.

At Smalley Law Firm in Norman, we use our 25-plus years of experience to the benefit of elderly people and their loved ones. When you choose us to handle any elder law matter, you can count on personal representation from a caring and trusted lawyer.

Meeting All Your Estate Planning Needs

We create customized estate plans that may include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney

The key is customization. We want to create an estate plan that works for you and does what you want it to do. For that reason, we do not provide one-size-fits-all documents. We will take the time to listen to what you want to accomplish and build an estate plan around your needs.

While a will alone works for many people, it is important to be aware that wills have limitations. For example, wills do not provide protection in the event of incapacity caused by illness or injury. We will educate you about the strengths and weaknesses of different estate planning components so you understand what makes the most sense for you.

Our attorneys can create wills and estate plans for Native Americans. We understand the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 (AIPRA) and how it must be taken into consideration when designing an estate plan.

Guidance Through The Probate Process

If you have lost a loved one and are in charge of the estate or you are concerned with how the estate is being handled, our law firm can help. The process of administering an estate and going through probate can be complex, and missteps can prove costly and time-consuming and lead to unwanted disputes between family members. Our goal is to see that your loved one's wishes are followed and help you maneuver through the process.

Assistance With Adult Guardianship

We can help people obtain guardianship for an elderly adult. We recognize that this is can be a sensative issue, and we will educate you about it and answer all of your questions.

Contact Us To Discuss Any Elder Law Matter

We are happy to take the time to answer your questions, explore your options, and help you pursue your goals in any elder law case. We encourage you to get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help. Call 405-322-5653 or send an email today.