16th Nov 2019

The bar convention for Oklahoma (Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Bar Association) took place last week in Oklahoma City. There are numerous activities over several days, including opportunities for attorneys to meet together for learning and discussion. I presented on … more

2nd Oct 2019

This blog post is the fourth in a series looking at the specifics of what Oklahoma law requires in order to have a valid holographic or handwritten will. The first three requirements are: -Entirely Handwritten; -Handwritten by the testator/maker; –Dated; … more

30th Sep 2019

The last few blog posts have looked at the law on handwritten or holographic wills in Oklahoma. They can become major issues in estates, as the Aretha Franklin estate illustrates. The major requirements for a holographic will have been laid … more

17th Sep 2019

On September 12th, the Guymon Ambassadors took part in the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Guymon Casino. A lot of progress had been made since the Groundbreaking back on May 31, 2018. The new Guymon Casino is … more

10th Sep 2019

The last blog post in this series on handwritten or holographic wills had this title: Entirely in TESTATOR’S handwriting. The point of that title was to emphasize the handwriting must be the testator’s. Whether out of noble motives, such as … more

26th Aug 2019

Stop by my office and check out our latest “fine art” exhibit. Honestly, it is basically just a few of my kids’ county fair entries hanging out until the pumpkins soften. But still highly entertaining! (And what is dad’s office … more

20th Aug 2019

In the last post we looked at the basic rule for a valid handwritten or “holographic” will in Oklahoma. The first requirement is that it must be “entirely written . . . by the hand of the testator himself,” as … more

9th Aug 2019

Old Glory was front and center and looking good at the opening of the Texas County Free Fair this Wednesday. I was there with the Ambassadors helping the Board and others do a ribbon cutting and kick off this year’s … more

14th Jun 2019

The topic of handwritten wills has gained interest recently because of developments in the Aretha Franklin estate. Basic Questions So what is the law? Can handwritten wills be legally valid? Can a Court or Judge admit a handwritten will to … more

7th Jun 2019

The Guymon Ambassadors recently helped Main Street Guymon welcome motorcycle enthusiasts from all over to Guymon for the Five States Run. Five States Run The Five States Run is a three hundred mile motorcycle ride beginning in Guymon which allows … more