Education for Prospective Clients


Is estate planning important?  Yes.  Without a doubt, the answer to that question is simply yes.  A much more complicated question is "WHY is estate planning important?".  The reason that this question is a complicated one is because each of our clients would likely answer it differently.  Estate planning is, and should be, a very individualized experience.  Below is a list of estate planning goals that are often the important reasons for many people to create their own estate plans.  Which of these are important to you?  What other reasons are you interested in learning about? 

  • Avoid probate
  • Transfer assets privately after death
  • Protect your beneficiaries assets in the event of a divorce, a catastrophic illness, or from lawsuit creditors
  • Plan to support the charitable organizations that are meaningful to you
  • Provide disability protection for you and your loved ones in the event you become unable to manage your own financial affairs
  • Organize your assets so that someone else can help manage them
  • Avoid estate taxes
  • Avoid family conflict over complex assets such as family farms, businesses, etc.
  • Create fairness and avoid family conflict in blended families

At Cain & Cain, there are two ways to get started with your estate planning:

 1.     Telephone Conference

Schedule a short telephone consultation with an attorney to discuss your particular concerns and situation.  Simply provide your contact information below and someone from our office will call you to schedule a date and time for an individual telephone conference with an attorney. 

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If you prefer, you may call our office directly at 405-364-2246 and speak to our Client Services Coordinator to schedule your telephone conference.  There is no charge for a telephone conference.

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Education is a top priority at Cain & Cain. We enjoy helping our clients make informed decisions about their estate plans, as well as helping others to learn more about the estate planning process, and any issues affecting their estate planning.

The Truth About Estate Planning™ programs are essential to anyone thinking about any form of estate planning, for any size of estate. 

There will be an in-depth discussion of the 4 keys to an effective estate plan, and identification of 5 personal planning goals which are often overlooked. 

Together, we will explore strategies to minimize legal expenses, as well as to reduce the complexity and the amount of time involved in transferring an estate to loved ones. 

 Register now to reserve a seat for you and your family at our next Truth About Estate Planning Event™.  Or if you prefer, you may call our office directly at 405-364-2246 and speak to our Client Services Coordinator to reserve your spot.  There is no charge for this event.  


Marty and Tamara Cain have developed a unique approach to estate planning called the Estate Planners for Life™ process.  This unique process helps create purposeful and lasting legacies that include the client’s voice, vision, faith and values in their estate plans without all of the typical legalese of wills and trusts.  Although estate planning can be a complex subject, Cain & Cain’s process makes estate planning easy to understand, organized, and cost effective. The law firm is education-focused.  At Cain & Cain, PLLC, they tell each client, “If you teach us about your family; we’ll teach you about the law.”  Together, they develop a one-of-a-kind plan that is customized and designed to meet the individual goals and needs of the client and provide for the people they love and the causes they support.    Cain & Cain takes special pleasure in establishing life-long relationships with their clients, their client’s helpers, and their client’s families.

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Estate Planning has been on my “To Do” List for a long time; where do I start?

First of all don’t feel badly, the American Bar Association reports that nearly two thirds of all Americans do not even have a simple will. At Cain & Cain, we are big believers in education; without education you won’t have the information to make an informed decision about the right estate planning technique for you and your family. Once you learn more about the common forms of estate transfer including will-based plans and revocable living trust-based plans, you will have the information necessary to decide how best to protect your family, your wealth and achieve true peace of mind. Remember, education is a two-way street. It is your responsibility to educate us about your family situation, your concerns, your goals and your assets. Call our office today to schedule a telephone conference with an attorney (at no charge) to begin the estate planning process by discussing your particular situation and concerns. Or, make a reservation to attend the next Truth About Estate Planning™ Workshop at our office.

Do most estate plans work as intended?

Unfortunately, the truth about estate planning is that many revocable living trusts do not work as people expect they will. Following are some of the reasons most estate plans do not work:

  • Client does not receive proper counseling by an experienced estate planning attorney. Custom plans created especially for your family, your assets, your goals, and your situation form the basis of a plan that works, unlike form documents and simple word processing.
  • Proper asset titling. This is what we call trust “funding”. Funding of the trust simply means organizing the assets so the trust instructions will govern those assets. Funding a trust may involve retitling bank accounts, doing real estate deeds, redoing life insurance or IRA beneficiaries. In short, every asset you have must be intentionally organized with the trust in mind.
  • Estate plans are not properly maintained. As life changes, laws change and learning changes, your plan can quickly become out of date.
  • Education of your family. If your family understands their roles, responsibilities, and instructions, settlement of your estate will take less time, be less stressful, and there will be less likelihood of family conflict.

Besides making things easier for my loved ones when I am gone, what else can proper estate planning accomplish?

  • Avoid probate
  • Transfer assets privately after death
  • Protect your beneficiaries assets in the event of a divorce, a catastrophic illness, or from lawsuit creditors
  • Provide disability protection for you and your loved ones in the event you become unable to manage your own financial affairs
  • Organize your assets so that someone else can help manage them
  • Avoid estate taxes
  • Avoid family conflict over complex assets such as family farms, businesses, etc.
  • Create fairness and avoid family conflict in blended families