The State of Oklahoma has certain formal requirements that must be met before a person can create a will.
First, the person must be 18 years of age or older.
Second, the person must be of sound mind when the will is made. This means that the person must comprehend the nature and extent of their property and understand how their property is disposed and distributed at their death.
Third, the person must INTEND that the will they are about to sign be their last will and testament.
Finally, the person must be free from any undue influence or interference from other people. This means that the distributions described in this document must be of their own free will as a means of expressing their own wishes and desires.
Once these requirements are met, a person is ready to sign their will.
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Reece B. Morrel, Jr. is a Lawyer, MBA, CPA, CGMA, AEP®, and award-winning author. He is the founder of Morrel Law PLLC, a law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has personally worked on several multi·million dollar engagements involving tax, estate planning, elder law, business law, and accounting services. Mr. Morrel has consulted with clients and other professionals around the country. He is the author of the Lady Luck Gambling Diary: Slot Machine Edition.