10th Mar 2020

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 to dig deeper into in the next couple of posts.

First, why do “regular” or testamentary wills under Oklahoma law require witnesses?

Second, if they are necessary and helpful with most wills, why are witnesses likewise not necessary or helpful with holographic wills?

Third, if you try to add witnesses or other items to a holographic will that are not the handwriting of the testator, can it cause problems – rather than helping?

If our office may be of assistance to you in these areas, do not hesitate to contact us at (580) 686-4360 or at coryhicks@fieldandhicks.com or using any of our contact information in the profile. You can also visit www.fieldandhicks.com for more information.

This blog contains general information and the opinions of the author – not legal advice; you should seek the advice of competent counsel (attorney/lawyer) when considering any legal issues.

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