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Plan for your family.

Plan for your future. 

June 4, 2019

Good news!  Oklahoma allows handwritten (“holographic”) wills.  You can write a valid, enforceable will to protect your property as long as you meet the legal requirements.

  1. It must be written entirely in your own handwriting,

  2. It must be dated, also in your...

May 13, 2019

I often meet with family members who are worried and stressed about the future for their parent. They see mom’s health and mobility declining and they worry about the resources she will need to be happy and healthy.  Sometimes they feel like a skilled nursing facility...

May 3, 2019

If you are in Oklahoma, generally you should not be responsible for a parent’s nursing home bills just because you are her child.  Federal law prohibits long-term care facilities from requiring the responsible party to be personally liable for the resident’s expenses a...

April 29, 2019

It’s hard to think about what might happen to our young children if we die but it’s a crucial way we provide for and protect our children.

When both parents of a child are deceased, the court will appoint a guardian for the minor child.  The question is then, “Who will...

April 16, 2019

Well, what is “much money?”  The concept’s meaning varies from person to person.  “Much money” can mean $1,000,000, $100,000, or $30,000.  It’s an idea that depends entirely on how the individual perceives herself and her security.

But the question is, regardl...

April 8, 2019

“Do I need a will if I am single?”  The lawyer answer is: that depends. 

Previously we discussed whether someone “needs” a will.  The same analysis applies to a *single* person. 

What do you own?  How is it titled? 

Do you mind state law determining who e...

March 12, 2019

The lawyer answer is, that depends.* 

Here’s basically how it works:  when someone dies, state law determines how his property is passed to his heirs - unless he has a will.

My first questions to you will be:  

     What do you own?
     Do you have property and...

October 8, 2018

In 2008, Congress passed H. Res. 1499 which designated the third week in October as a week for assisting the public in understanding the importance and benefits of estate planning.

“Estate Planning” sounds very formal.  I have friends and clients who assumed they didn’t...

September 14, 2018

92% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important.

32% of people have done so.

82% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing.

23% have actually done it.*

One conversation can make all the difference.

Have you discusse...

August 21, 2018

In 1988 President Reagan declared August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day to honor our older citizens with “…our thanks and a heartfelt salute.”  He recognized that vibrant accessible communities are crucial for happy healthy lives of independence and dignity and enc...

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