Tag Archives: Holographic Will

Main Purposes of Witnesses to Wills

Oklahoma law requires two witnesses for most types of last wills and testaments. One notable exception is the holographic will, which this series of blog posts is exploring. This blog post highlights a couple of the main reasons the law … more

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Witnesses and Wills

In a recent blog post in this series on handwritten or holographic wills, we looked at the fact that Oklahoma law requires no witnesses for a valid holographic will. This brings up a couple of interesting points we are going … more

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A Holographic Will Need Not Be Made In-State

The holographic will statute in Oklahoma basically starts out and lists a number of “musts” – or things a holographic will absolutely has to have to be valid under Oklahoma law. You can read the prior posts in this series … more

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Holographic Wills Require No Witnesses

In prior posts in this series, we looked at several “musts” that holographic wills need to have in order to be valid under Oklahoma law: -Entirely Handwritten; -Handwritten by the Testator; –Dated; –Signed; Last post we began to look at … more

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Holographic Wills Require No Other Form

The holographic will statute in Oklahoma has a number of “musts.” Those have been the subject of the last few blog posts in this series. Namely in order to be valid, holographic wills must be: -Entirely Handwritten; -Handwritten by the … more

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Holographic Wills Must Be Signed

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

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Holographic Wills Must Be Dated

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

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Entirely in the Testator’s HANDWRITING

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

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Entirely in the TESTATOR’S Handwriting

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

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Handwritten Wills in Oklahoma

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

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