2nd Oct 2018

The prior blog post made this main point: if you die without a will (or a trust or other estate planning) like Aretha Franklin, you will not ultimately control who your property passes to at death. This blog post focuses … more

17th Jan 2018

One week from today, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., candidates for Oklahoma Senate District 27 will debate in Guymon, Oklahoma at the Guymon Public Library and Arts Center.  You can see more details about the debate by … more

6th Dec 2017

Successful musicians can seem larger than life.  But at the end of the day, they are humans just like the rest of us with many of the same problems and issues – including death and taxes.  They need to consider … more

14th Nov 2017

We are currently in the middle of a blog series on Estate Planning 101.  So it goes along with that series nicely to interrupt briefly to announce: I will be presenting a couple of sessions at a seminar titled  “Estate Planning from A to Z” in … more

10th Oct 2017

This is a legal and not a political post.  I am neither an expert in all aspects of federal health care law nor a political insider, and this is beyond the scope of what I normally address on this blog. The reason … more

3rd Feb 2017

Every so often if one or more of my kids happens to be at my office, I will take them with me if I have to go somewhere for work.  People usually enjoy seeing them, and they like getting out … more

20th Jan 2017

“Quiet Title” and “Partition” are not common words, except perhaps to a small group of attorneys that practice in areas such as property and estates.  Yet Mark Zuckerberg is making them headlines with recent legal action in Hawaii, according to … more

19th Jan 2017

Recent posts have looked at a number of safeguards in the context of a Special Administrator.   A Court often appoints a Special Administrator instantly, without notice, to attend to pressing issues in an estate.  To protect those interested in the … more

23rd Nov 2016

As discussed in the last post, a Court may appoint a Special Administrator instantly upon application.  One of the main reasons this is done is that there are urgent matters to take care of in the estate.  The law tries … more

7th Nov 2016

You can enter your name and birth date and view a sample ballot like you will see in your particular county in Oklahoma here: https://services.okelections.us/voterSearch.aspx This is helpful for reviewing state questions in advance and making sure you understand exactly … more