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Requirements for Validating Wills

March 17, 2020 Katheleen Guzman
Law to Fact
Requirements for Validating Wills
Show Notes

In this episode...

Dean Katheleen Guzman, Interim Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Law discusses the requirements for validating a will.

Some key takeaways...

  1. Many jurisdictions have relaxed the strict common law requirements for wills
  2. Holographic comes from  Holo (whole) and graphic (written) so the holographic will is a will that is handwritten.
  3. Many states accept holographic wills as proof of the testator's intent.

About our guest...

Dean Katheleen Guzman joined the OU Law faculty in 1993, where she has taught numerous courses targeting the dimensions of the property and its transfer and writes in related areas.

She was named the MAPCO/Williams Presidential Professor in 2000 and the Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law in 2015. From 2003 to 2006, she served as associate director of the Law Center and associate dean of academics, and from 2017 to 2018, she served as associate dean for research and scholarship.
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