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Key Milestones For Planning Your Retirement

Posted by Eric Cotton | May 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

The road to retirement is a long one, and as with any journey, it helps to have a few key milestones along the way to help gauge your progress. While your individual retirement plan and goals will be unique to your income, family situation, and desired lifestyle, most Americans share a number of common retirement milestones.

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10 Common Estate Planning Mistakes Your Family Can’t Afford to Make—Part 2

Posted by Eric Cotton | May 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Because estate planning involves actively thinking about and planning for frightening topics like death, old age, and crippling disability, many people put it off or simply ignore it all together until it’s too late. Sadly, this unwillingness to face reality often creates serious hardship, expense, and trauma for those loved ones you leave behind. 

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10 Common Estate Planning Mistakes Your Family Can’t Afford to Make—Part 1

Posted by Eric Cotton | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Because estate planning involves actively thinking about and planning for frightening topics like death, old age, and crippling disability, many people put it off or simply ignore it all together until it’s too late. Sadly, this unwillingness to face reality often creates serious hardship, expense, and trauma for those loved ones you leave behind. 

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How Naming Guardians For Your Kids In Your Will Can Leave Them At Risk

Posted by Eric Cotton | Apr 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you are a mom or dad with children under the age of 18 at home, your number-one estate planning priority should be selecting and legally documenting both long and short-term guardians for your kids. If you’ve named guardians for your children in your will—even with the help of another lawyer—your kids could still be at risk of being taken into the care of strangers! 

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Protect Your Children's Inheritance With A Lifetime Asset Protection Trust

Posted by Eric Cotton | Apr 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

As a parent, you’re likely hoping to leave your children an inheritance. In fact, doing so may be one of the primary factors motivating your life’s work. But without taking the proper precautions, the wealth you pass on is at serious risk of being accidentally lost or squandered due to common life events, such as divorce, serious debt, devastating illness, and unfortunate accidents. 

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Probate: What It Is & How To Avoid It—Part 2

Posted by Eric Cotton | Apr 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Unless you’ve created an estate plan that works to keep your family out of court, when you die (or become incapacitated) many of your assets must go through probate before those assets can be distributed to your heirs. Like most court proceedings, probate can be time-consuming, costly, and open to the public, and because of this, avoiding probate—and keeping your family out of court—is often a central goal of estate planning. 

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Probate: What It Is & How To Avoid It—Part 1

Posted by Eric Cotton | Apr 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Unless you’ve created a proper estate plan, when you die many of your assets must first pass through the court process known as probate before those assets can be distributed to your heirs. Like most court proceedings, probate can be time-consuming, costly, and open to the public, and because of this, avoiding probate—and keeping your family out of court—is our central goal. With a little advance planning, we can keep your estate and your family out of court!

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Best Car Accident Lawyers in Edmond

Posted by Eric Cotton | Oct 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

I am very proud to have been selected as one of the Best Car Accident Lawyers in Edmond, Oklahoma by expertise.com.  I believe strongly that injured people deserve the best representation and that is what I have strived to provide for each of my clients since I opened this firm in 2012.  If you o...

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Why you should have uninsured motorist coverage

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Oklahoma, motorists are only required to have $25,000.00 in automobile insurance to cover potential injuries they may cause while driving.  Unfortunately, with the rapidly rising costs of healthcare, $25,000.00 does not go very far.  In many situations, an innocent individual, who just happens...

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What to do if you have been in a car accident

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Odds are, you will be involved in a car accident at some point during your life.  On average, there are more than 6 million car accidents each year in the United States and more than 3 million people are injured.  If you have been in a car accident, there are things that you should do immediately...

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What about my medical bills?

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in an automobile accident or a premises liability slip-and-fall case, one of the first things you have probably wondered about was how were your medical bills going to be paid.  This is a very important issue for you and there are several different factors and strategic d...

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Website Content – Article Topics

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Subject/Keyword Phrase:  Personal injury settlement + car accident Suggested Post Title: Getting a Personal Injury Settlement for a Car Accident Description:  Outline the basics of what a person should know about a cases like this, and what to expect through each step of the process. No need to g...

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Top 3 Things To Do If You Have Been Sued

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been sued, here are the top three things to do: IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY: If you have been sued for a car accident, something that happened inside your home, or for any other situation where you might have insurance to cover the claim, immediately contact yo...

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The Stages of a Car Accident Claim

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you or a loved one is involved in a motor vehicle or car accident, it is unlikely you will be prepared for what is to come.  Here is a simple step by step guide showing what you can expect: Car Accident: Of course, the first step is the car accident.  If you are in a car accident, it ...

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Syrian Refugees: Are we a Christian nation or not?

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

After the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France more than half of the governors – 27 states in all — of the United States have said they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their States.  They have made this decision under the guise of safety and protecting American citizens from I...

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Kim Davis: Martyr?

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

On September 3, 2015, Kim Davis, clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, was ordered to jail for contempt of court for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  This has prompted many conservative Christians and Republican presidential candidates to call Ms. Davis a martyr and to comp...

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How much is my personal injury case worth?

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The one question that I get nearly ever time a prospective client comes into the office to discuss their personal injury case is always “how much is my case worth?”  This seems like a simple enough question, but in reality it is a complex question and the answer is based on multiple factors.  Her...

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Devil Be Gone: Oklahoma and the Ten Commandments Monument

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

On June 30, 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on an Oklahoma citizen's challenge to the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol.  As most are aware, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the monument must be removed.  Based upon the Oklahoma Cons...

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Daniel Holtzclaw violated the victims’ Civil Rights

Posted by Eric Cotton | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw was charged with 36 counts of sexually assaulting 13 African-American females between December 2013 and June 2014, while serving as an Oklahoma City Police Officer.  On December 10, 2015, Holtzclaw was convicted of 18 counts, including four cou...

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