2nd Nov 2020

State Questions in Oklahoma are often hard. Hard to read in a ballot box. And often addressing hard problems. I am no expert. But I often get asked about them. Here is a bit of history I thought was interesting … more

30th Oct 2020

If you do not plan ahead with a Last Will and Testament (or other estate planning documents and actions), the following will NOT happen: 1. Surviving Spouse If you have children, your entire estate will NOT pass to your surviving … more

23rd Oct 2020

Construction continues in Guymon on the new Anchor D bank facility. A couple of pics are below. Most familiar with the area will recognize this as the old Yesterdays restaurant location. It is always good to see business activity in … more

16th Oct 2020

Actor Chadwick Boseman recently died after a battle with cancer. Reports this week are that he died intestate or without a Will. (Of course those were the initial reports in the Aretha Franklin estate as well – before that situation … more

29th Sep 2020

Meeting Remotely or By Distance I am happy to meet with anyone remotely for any reason. If you are not in this area. Or you prefer meeting remotely because of COVID-19. Or you have physical limitations. Or it works better … more

25th Sep 2020

Current Controversy – Ginsburg Seat One of the biggest stories in America right now in the fall of 2020 is the empty seat on the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, September 18, 2020. This sparked … more

21st Sep 2020

This post continues the topic of the law few posts: why does the law require most forms of wills to have witnesses, but the law does not require witnesses for handwritten or holographic wills? The last post looked at the … more

16th Jun 2020

In the last post in this series on holographic wills, we discussed why the law does not require witnesses for holographic wills. The logic seems to be: examining a handwritten will can give many of the same protections that witnesses … more

28th May 2020

This blog post series on handwritten wills has explored the fact that witnesses are not required for a valid holographic will in Oklahoma. The last few posts have dug a little deeper into this issue, guided by three questions in … more

26th May 2020

Just wanted to update a few points since the last blog post on COVID-19 issues in the Guymon / Texas County area: -The Texas County Courthouse remains closed. Click here for a list of numbers where you can reach the … more