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Do Holographic Wills Need Witnesses?

This blog post series on handwritten wills has explored the fact that witnesses are not required for a valid holographic will in Oklahoma. The last few posts have dug a little deeper into this issue, guided by three questions in … more

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Four Functions of Will Formalities, Such as Witnesses

In this broader series on handwritten or holographic wills, we have been looking at the narrower issue of witnesses in recent posts. The last post looked at an overview of why witnesses are used in conventional wills. The summary was: … more

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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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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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