30th Sep 2022

The 2022 Leadership Guymon Class dropped by my office this morning. Like I told them, even if I put them to sleep, if nothing else, they walked away with some snacks! But they did not go to sleep because they … more

You have a giant trust. Likely in a giant folder. But you do not know what it says. Or you may not like what it says. It may have come with a giant cost. Or maybe you put it together … more

16th Sep 2022

Background Actress Anne Heche recently died. Her ex-boyfriend is claiming an email she sent him in January 2011 should govern who is in charge of her estate and who should receive from her estate. Practically this would be the email … more

8th Sep 2022

3 Documents An attorney in Oklahoma will always need the following three documents to analyze whether an ancillary estate is possible and the best course of action. They will eventually have to be certified copies from the home / domiciliary … more

23rd Aug 2022

If you do not make an estate plan, you may leave your spouse in a hard spot. I have seen a couple of these specific issues come up recently and wanted to make a short, concentrated post to hit on … more

19th Aug 2022

Last night Leadership Guymon 2022 kicked off with a welcome reception. Leadership Guymon is sponsored and led by the Guymon Chamber of Commerce. Some pics are below. Alphonso Mata of Regency Auto Center and a member of the Leadership Guymon … more

15th Aug 2022

I help people when someone close to them dies. Sometimes this requires a legal estate. Many people think this means a proceeding that goes on for years. Everyone has heard a horror story from the coffee shop. Or read about … more

12th Aug 2022

It’s always fun to be part of kicking off the Texas County Fair! Last night Apollo MedFlight flew in the American and Oklahoma flags by helicopter to start the ceremonies. Local Scouts posted the colors. Various dignitaries spoke. Then the … more

20th Jun 2022

One Sentence If I had to describe why ancillary probate is necessary in one sentence, it would be something like: “Each State in the United States makes its own rules over the property, especially land, within its borders.” Expanding a … more

2nd Jun 2022

I just spoke to someone by phone today about an ancillary estate. Because of the nature of my law practice and the area I live in, I run into ancillary estate issues more than most. Practice & Area The bulk … more