9th Jul 2021

Last night the t-ball team my office sponsored won third place. Congratulations boys! I have been at almost all the practices and games, and all the kids made tremendous progress through the year. And had a lot of fun doing … more

2nd Jul 2021

Continuing Legal Education I enjoyed presenting this week at a National Business Institute (NBI) continuing education seminar called The Probate Process from Start to Finish. (Continuing education is usually called CLE or continuing legal education for attorneys, sometimes with other … more

24th Jun 2021

Tony Hseih was an early investor and CEO of Zappos. It appears he left behind no Will or other estate plan at his recent death. In this blog series, we have been looking at some of the issues in this … more

10th Jun 2021

We have been looking at Tony Hseish’s estate as an example of issues that can come up when someone dies without a will or other estate plan. Usual and Unusual Consequences Besides some of the more basic consequences, this estate … more

27th May 2021

In a little over a month, I will be presenting at a National Business Institute (NBI) one-day online seminar covering the entire estate process in Oklahoma. The course is titled: “The Probate Process from Start to Finish.” You can click … more

19th Feb 2021

In Tony Hseih’s estate, it appears there is the issue of no will. I wrote about that in more detail in my last post. However, there is also the issue of a “mess” left behind – including possible deals written … more

2nd Feb 2021

Whether you are Tony Hseih (an early investor and CEO of popular shoe and clothes company Zappos), Aretha Franklin, or an Average Joe like most of us, if you die without a will, there are certain basic consequences you should … more

6th Jan 2021

Tony Hseih was an early investor and CEO of a popular shoe and clothes company called Zappos. He died recently, suddenly, and unexpectedly, according to his family. He may have been worth hundreds of millions of dollars according to Forbes. … more

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