19th Jan 2018

We are in the middle of a blog series on Estate Planning 101. I have posted several other entries since the last blog in this series.   One of those was not technically labeled and numbered in the series, but it … more

17th Jan 2018

One week from today, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., candidates for Oklahoma Senate District 27 will debate in Guymon, Oklahoma at the Guymon Public Library and Arts Center.  You can see more details about the debate by … more

9th Jan 2018

The Daily Oklahoman is reporting that Clean Line Energy Partners’ plan to build a transmission line and related equipment that would take wind energy from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the Eastern and Southeastern parts of the US is “sidetracked, for now.”  The company … more

19th Dec 2017

I enjoyed leading a couple of sessions yesterday at Day 1 of NBI’s “Estate Planning from A to Z” course in Oklahoma City.  Those session topics included estate planning for single persons and blended families. As always, one of the best parts was getting … more

6th Dec 2017

Successful musicians can seem larger than life.  But at the end of the day, they are humans just like the rest of us with many of the same problems and issues – including death and taxes.  They need to consider … more

14th Nov 2017

We are currently in the middle of a blog series on Estate Planning 101.  So it goes along with that series nicely to interrupt briefly to announce: I will be presenting a couple of sessions at a seminar titled  “Estate Planning from A to Z” in … more

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