18th Mar 2019

The last blog post looked at the three basic parties to a trust: the Settlor, the Trustee, and the Beneficiary. When Does a Trust Begin? This blog post looks at the issue of when does a trust begin. Or said … more

6th Mar 2019

KKBS “The Boss” hosted a Meet the Candidates Forum last night, March 5, 2019, at the All Fired Up Art Gallery in Guymon.  There are eight candidates running for three slots on the Guymon City Council.  Thanks to The Boss … more

4th Mar 2019

It’s a cool view out my office this morning toward the Guymon City Hall.  Big flakes.  But pretty dry and not a lot of accumulation, unlike the huge, wet snow between Christmas and New Year’s.

2nd Mar 2019

Context This Estate Planning 101 blog series began with this foundation: there are three essential topics for a basic estate planning discussion in Oklahoma. The first of those topics was: 3 basic documents. Discussions of the Last Will and Testament, … more

31st Jan 2019

The Leadership Guymon 2019 Class kicked off Tuesday night with a reception at Draper Headquarters.  Attached is a picture of Guymon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jada Breeden giving introductory comments to the 16 class members.  Prior graduates, the Guymon Ambassadors, … more

9th Jan 2019

This blog has been in a series on Estate Planning 101 for some time. One of the reasons for that focus is that Estate Planning is such an important topic.  Another reason is that so many clients and others I meet … more

26th Dec 2018

In this blog, we have been on an Estate Planning 101 series for some time. The recent focus of that broad series shifted into another sub-series in recent weeks: using the timely and newsworthy example of Aretha Franklin to discuss … more

21st Nov 2018

If you die without a will (or a trust or other estate planning) like Aretha Franklin, you may lose the opportunity to nominate a guardian for your minor children. Guardianship Overview A minor is someone under the age of majority … more

14th Nov 2018

On occasion, whether by design or in response to schedule issues, I will take one or more of my kids to a routine hearing or other work event.  It is usually fun, and most people at the courthouse, or wherever we go, enjoy seeing … more

30th Oct 2018

Next Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day in the 2018 Midterm Elections.  In Oklahoma, this includes an election for Governor – as well as numerous election and retention decisions for members of all three branches of government. If you are registered to … more