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

8th May 2020

This week, the Oklahoma Department of Health and Oklahoma Emergency Management declared Texas County, Oklahoma a “Hot Spot” for COVID-19. Just today, 35 new cases bring the reported total to 343. This puts Texas County fourth in the state behind … more

29th Apr 2020

The main news since my first two updates (here and here) is that Eilish is now out of the rehabilitation hospital. She is home with her family. She has been an amazing warrior and made amazing progress. I spoke with … more

23rd Apr 2020

In this broader series on handwritten or holographic wills, we have been looking at the narrower issue of witnesses in recent posts. The last post looked at an overview of why witnesses are used in conventional wills. The summary was: … more

10th Apr 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbot suspended certain statutes to basically allow people to notarize important legal documents remotely by video conference. This allows important matters to move forward and important document to get completed – while allowing people to stay safe … more

2nd Apr 2020

My law office can handle your matter remotely. Whether in times of crisis, such as this COVID-19 pandemic – for safety reasons and to help our nation “flatten the curve.” Or during “normal” times – because of distance, convenience, mobility, … more

24th Mar 2020

Oklahoma law requires two witnesses for most types of last wills and testaments. One notable exception is the holographic will, which this series of blog posts is exploring. This blog post highlights a couple of the main reasons the law … more