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

13th Jan 2022

Having a Health Care Proxy has always been important. Having one is likely to be even more important going forward. So, what is a Health Care Proxy? This posts breaks down the basic definition under Oklahoma law into chunks below. … more

5th Jan 2022

Appointing a Health Care Proxy is going to become more important going forward in Oklahoma. It has always been very important. An Advance Directive for Healthcare (the document that names a Health Care Proxy) has always been one of the … more

16th Dec 2021

This blog is currently surveying the high profile estate of Dick Robinson, owner and officer of Scholastic publishing, to explore topics that are helpful for almost all estates and estate planning discussions. So far we have hit on topics such … more

9th Nov 2021

This blog series is using the Estate of M. Richard “Dick” Robinson, Jr., an owner and officer of publishing company Scholastic, to explore interesting estate topics. You can click and read here more about the details of the estate and … more

1st Nov 2021

M. Richard “Dick” Robinson, Jr., longtime chairman, president, CEO, and owner of Scholastic, recently died. You can learn more about that at my prior post (click here). For purposes of this post, we want to hone in on the fact … more

6th Aug 2021

Summary of the Situation Many news sources (such as this and this and this) are reporting the following: -M. Richard “Dick” Robinson, Jr., longtime chairman, president, CEO, and owner of Scholastic, recently died. -Scholastic is one of the world’s largest … 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

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