Your savings and your assets are power. They are your power to help others. They are your power to guide, lead, comfort and support those you love and value in your life. This power should be used with great care, with the most wisdom that you can bring to bear. This power should not be stolen, wasted, nor left to chance.
I believe that you have the right and the moral responsibility to plan and direct how your power will be used when you are no longer here to control and use that power yourself.
If you share these beliefs, I have tools to help you fulfill your right and obligation to carefully share your financial power. Your Trust and your Will can, and should, be carefully crafted with this end in mind. Make a plan. Start today.
Protect Your Privacy
One of the advantages that you can achieve with your Trust-based estate plan is the protection of your personal privacy. If you desire to put a wall between your private information and the public, we can help.
You may not know, but your address, the price you paid for your home, your home’s current value, the size of your mortgage, and so much more is readily available on the internet, and mostly free. This information availability is a terrific advantage to stalkers, hackers, identity thieves, and others with similar motives. We can, if you want to protect your privacy, help put up a defense. Please let us know if you would like our assistance in protecting your privacy.
In my opinion, our state legislature has failed to account for the known threats that come from sharing our personal information with the public, but until that changes, you have me. You might also consider calling your legislator and asking for a change in the law.
Attorney H. Terrell Monks
Terrell Monks began practicing Law in Oklahoma County the day after he was sworn in as an Attorney, and he has continued in practice for well over 17 years. As always, you can count on Terrell Monks for reliable legal representation for estate planning, civil litigation, probate, and guardianships.
Memberships and Activities
Treasurer, Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association
Member, and past Chairman, Legal Intern Committee Oklahoma Bar Association
Former Mayor, City of Nicoma Park
City Attorney, City of Piedmont
Member, Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
Former Member City Council
Chairman Continuing Legal Education Committee OCBA
Member Oklahoma Bar Association
Member Cleveland County Bar Association
Member Oklahoma County Bar Association
Chair, Legal Intern Committee, Oklahoma Bar Association
Former Chair and and Member Kiwanis Club of Nicoma Park
Assistant City Attorney, City of Bethany
Our office works to provide excellent customer service, advice you can depend on, and an honest evaluation of your needs and your likelihood of success.
We treat our clients the way we would want to be treated – with courtesy, professionalism, honesty, and respect.
We expect to answer your calls and emails within a day, and usually much faster. (If we are in trial, this may not be possible)
For a telephone consultation, please contact us at 405-733-8686.
Call on our office to provide excellent service for your probate, estate planning, quiet title, Wills, Trusts, trust administration and associated legal needs. You are invited to join us at one of our monthly estate planning information meetings at no cost or obligation. Please call to reserve your seat.
Most Oklahomans have taken care of their estate planning with either a Will or a Trust, but for those of you who have not yet taken the time to do that (or if your is out of date) We are offering our basic estate planning package at $895 for a single person or $995 for a married couple. This includes a simple Will for a single person, a Power of Attorney, and a Medical Power of Attorney. We will also help you with the Oklahoma Advance Directive for Healthcare at no additional charge.
Many of you want your family to avoid probate, if possible. For you I suggest the advanced estate planning package. You receive a Trust contract (often referred to as a living trust or a revocable trust), a deed to transfer land into trust, the memorandum of trust, a pour over will, a power of attorney and medical power of attorney for $2995 for most families.
We also offer trusts for Medicaid planning, asset protection and more. For many purposes, a revocable trust is just not enough, and we can help with those thorny issues that so many families are facing.