13th Oct 2022

Update I recently blogged about whether Anne Heche’s email could act as a Will. You can read the summary of the issues at that link, but basically her ex-boyfriend was trying to say a January 2011 email she sent him … 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

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

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

23rd May 2022

We all know the old saying along the lines of: if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. However, there are a couple of situations I routinely encounter … more

16th May 2022

The next few posts will discuss certain topics and themes on ancillary estate and probate. I am involved in representing clients in ancillary estates and discussing topics surrounding them routinely. I have written quite a bit about ancillary estates on … 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