22nd May 2019

Did Aretha Franklin leave a handwritten will? Or several handwritten Wills? That is what the Detroit Free Press is reporting. Previously Thought No Will It was previously reported by the same source and others that Aretha Franklin died without a … more

21st May 2019

Guymon welcomed the 2019 Leadership Oklahoma class recently. As a Guymon Ambassador, I was part of a reception and dinner for the class put on by the Guymon Chamber of Commerce. It is always a great event and lots of … more

13th May 2019

If you are a Trustee or Beneficiary of a Trust and you have major questions about how the Trust is supposed to work, Oklahoma law may have a helpful avenue for you.  (See this prior blog post for a breakdown … more

30th Apr 2019

My mom Gloria Stump is retiring this week. There is a retirement reception Friday to honor her 21 years of service to her current employer: Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI). I remember her also working in this area at CRI … more

26th Apr 2019

When the Settlor (i.e. creator) of a Trust dies, it is usually an important event in the life of the Trust.  Legal and other work becomes necessary.  This is especially true if the Trust holds real estate.  (See my prior … more

18th Apr 2019

Guymon, Oklahoma recently hosted the Lone Wolf District Pinewood Derby races for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts throughout the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.  There were lots of great cars and lots of great racing. However, in addition, many in the … more

10th Apr 2019

The first blog post in this section on Trusts looked at the three basic parties to a Trust: the Settlor, the Trustee, and the Beneficiary. The second looked at when a Trust begins. This post focuses on property issues in … more

29th Mar 2019

Last week, I had the privilege as a Guymon Ambassador to attend the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Gordmans in Guymon. It was a fantastic scene.  Many of the ribbon cuttings we do are “soft” openings – after the business … more

18th Mar 2019

The last blog post looked at the three basic parties to a trust: the Settlor, the Trustee, and the Beneficiary. When Does a Trust Begin? This blog post looks at the issue of when does a trust begin. Or said … more

6th Mar 2019

KKBS “The Boss” hosted a Meet the Candidates Forum last night, March 5, 2019, at the All Fired Up Art Gallery in Guymon.  There are eight candidates running for three slots on the Guymon City Council.  Thanks to The Boss … more