Estate Planning Attorney, Probate Attorney and Trust Administration

Oklahoma City Estate Planning Attorney

We truly care about getting clients the results they deserve


As an Oklahoma City Estate Planning Attorney, I know that each individual and family is unique. That is why we take time at the beginning of each relationship to sit down and visit with you regarding your goals and dreams. And, to carefully listen to your worries and fears. We are proud to provide each client personal representation and individual attention.

General Counsel

Since serving as Governor Henry's General Counsel, Stephen Cortes continues to help businesses across Oklahoma with their day to day legal needs.


Estate Planning

“While I am living I want to control my stuff.  If I become disabled I want to take care of myself and my loved ones.  I want to give what I want, to whom I want, when I want.”


The Oklahoma Probate Procedure can be confusing and frustrating for many people. With over 19 years of experience we can help guide you through this difficult time.

Legal Services

Revocable Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Adult Guardianship, Probate and Trust Administration, Charitable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Family Law, Civil Litigation, and DUI.

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2019 IRS Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions

In this week's video, we discuss the 2019 Estate & Gift Tax Exclusion amounts and how they might fit into your estate plan.​Today we're gonna go over the 2019 estate tax and gift exclusion amounts. So, let's get started first with a little history lesson, and I promise that this one will be quick. In Oklahoma, we no longer need to worry about Oklahoma estate tax, and that [...]

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Pet Trust

Today we're gonna talk about the five mistakes people usually make when leaving assets to their pets.Hi, this is Steve Cortes, and I'm an attorney at the Cortes Law Firm. A pet trust is an excellent way to make sure that your beloved pet will receive proper care after you pass away. The problem, of course is, that you won't actually be there to see that your wishes are carried [...]

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Essential Legal Documents for Oklahoma College Student

Essential Legal Documents for Your College Student - Hi, my name is Steve Cortes and I am an attorney at the Cortes Law Firm. Today we're gonna talk about the documents you need when a child becomes a college student. Most parents don't think about this and they're surprised to learn that they no longer have access to healthcare information for their college student. At 18 yea [...]

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Pros and Cons of Oklahoma Probate

Pros and Cons of Oklahoma Probate - Hi, this is Steve Cortes and I am an attorney at the Cortes Law Firm. Today, we are going to talk about the pros and cons of probate. I know most people don't like to talk about probate, but it's important that you know what the pros and cons are. So, we're just gonna quickly look at them and what it's like to go through the probate process. [...]

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