16th Oct 2017

Estate planning can be a difficult topic to talk and think about.  Like everyone else, I would generally rather talk about college football or plan the next trip with my kids.  Death, disability, taxes, family issues, and the like are hard. It can be … more

10th Oct 2017

This is a legal and not a political post.  I am neither an expert in all aspects of federal health care law nor a political insider, and this is beyond the scope of what I normally address on this blog. The reason … more

26th Sep 2017

Last week I had the pleasure of touring the Goodwell Wind Farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle.  Mark Howell with Enel Green Power, the Wind Site Supervisor, led the tour for a group organized by Jada Breeden, Executive Director of the … more

19th Sep 2017

Before we start looking in more detail at estate planning, it might be helpful to make some general comments about meeting with an estate planning attorney and controlling your estate plan overall. Information It may be helpful to gather up … more

8th Sep 2017

This series will delve into documents and other estate planning details in time, but early on, let me make this practical plea: do not wait! If you wait until: – you have estate planning all figured out; – you know … more

31st Aug 2017

Everyone has an estate plan – whether they know it or not. And estate planning is as much about life as it is death. When someone: – temporarily or permanently loses their mental or physical ability to take care of … more

16th Aug 2017

It is County Fair season in Oklahoma.  The 2017 Texas County Fair begins tonight at 6:00 p.m.  It is the 100th anniversary this year.  I will be out there for the ribbon cutting with the Ambassadors. For the first time … more

1st Aug 2017

Team Cory Hicks, Attorney at Law recently won third place in the Guymon Kids Inc. Boys T-Ball league this summer.  Below is a picture of the kids at the awards ceremony. One of the best parts was getting to see my oldest … more

10th Jul 2017

In this series of posts, we are looking to clarify what an “estate” is – in a practical, real world way, not a legal dictionary way. Prior Illustration – Property Focus In the last post, I gave one practical illustration … more

3rd Jul 2017

In the last post, we set out to shed some light on what exactly “Estate” means. One way to define an estate is to think about property ownership. An estate will be necessary when someone dies owning property in their … more