Law To Fact

The Requirements for Validating Wills

March 17, 2020 Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer
Law To Fact
The Requirements for Validating Wills
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Law To Fact
The Requirements for Validating Wills
Mar 17, 2020
Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer

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 takeways...

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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 This episode is sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review.  Getting ready for the bar exam means you’ll need to choose the study program that’s right for you. Kaplan Bar Review will get you ready to take on test day with confidence by offering $100 off live and on-demand Bar Review with offer code Leslie100. Visit kaplanbarreview.com today to sign up. 

 

 

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 takeways...

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.

As always, if you have any suggestions for an episode topic, please let us know! You can email us at [email protected] or tweet to @lawtofact. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@lawtofact) and to like us on FaceBook! And finally, your ratings and reviews matter! Please leave us a review on iTunes.

 Want to stay updated on all things Law to Fact? Join our mailing list by visiting us at www.lawtofact.com

 This episode is sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review.  Getting ready for the bar exam means you’ll need to choose the study program that’s right for you. Kaplan Bar Review will get you ready to take on test day with confidence by offering $100 off live and on-demand Bar Review with offer code Leslie100. Visit kaplanbarreview.com today to sign up.