14th Jun 2017

I had a great time presenting yesterday at National Business Institute’s (NBI) “Estate Administration From Start to Finish” continuing education seminar in Oklahoma City.  Thank you to NBI for putting on the conference.  And thank you to everyone who attended or … more

12th May 2017

In a recent Avvo legal guide, I addressed common issues regarding marriage and sales of real property in Oklahoma.  That guide laid out three general rules.  The deed must: 1) show the grantor/seller as single, 2) be between spouses with that … more

3rd May 2017

I got new cups for the office today: If everything works out according to plan, I will be passing some out at the Guymon Pioneer Days Parade this Saturday with the whole family.  I will also be out delivering some in … more

25th Apr 2017

I will be presenting a couple of sessions at a Continuing Legal Education seminar titled “Estate Administration From Start to Finish” in Oklahoma City on June 13. This is a National Business Institute (NBI) event.  I have worked with them several … more

30th Mar 2017

This is probably the final blog post in this series on Special Administrators.  Using the example of Aubrey McClendon’s estate as a popular example, the series first looked at the basic role and function of a Special Administrator.  The series … more

10th Mar 2017

Courts generally appoint Special Administrators instantly, without notice, to attend to pressing issues in an estate. To protect the estate beneficiaries,  the law provides several safeguards against bad acts of a Special Administrator.  Earlier posts have looked at: the requirement for an accounting, … more

3rd Feb 2017

Every so often if one or more of my kids happens to be at my office, I will take them with me if I have to go somewhere for work.  People usually enjoy seeing them, and they like getting out … more

20th Jan 2017

“Quiet Title” and “Partition” are not common words, except perhaps to a small group of attorneys that practice in areas such as property and estates.  Yet Mark Zuckerberg is making them headlines with recent legal action in Hawaii, according to … more

19th Jan 2017

Recent posts have looked at a number of safeguards in the context of a Special Administrator.   A Court often appoints a Special Administrator instantly, without notice, to attend to pressing issues in an estate.  To protect those interested in the … more

12th Dec 2016

Today I published my second Legal Guide on the website www.avvo.com titled “Deeds and Marriage in Oklahoma.”  This new Legal Guide discusses issues that frequently comes up in real estate transactions and closings regarding marital status: Do both spouses have to … more