An Oklahoma Last Will and Testament is a legal document that allows a person to provide specific instructions on what will occur to their estate after they pass away. In Oklahoma, these documents are governed by Chapter 84 of the Oklahoma Revised Statues (84 §41, et seq.). In Oklahoma, these statutes require each will to be signed by the Testator in the presence of two (2) witnesses who will also sign the will. Oklahoma allows the use of alternative wills like Nuncuptaive and Holographic forms, however, with restrictions. Holographic Wills, commonly known as Handwritten Wills are recognized and enforced by the state if they are entirely written, dated and signed in the Testator's handwriting. Nuncupative Wills, commonly known as Oral Wills, will be recognized if the Testator is on active duty with the military and is in fear for his or her life. Furthermore, Oral Wills require two (2) witnesses to attest to this information, and the property dispersed may not exceed $1,000.
Creating a last will in Oklahoma is a straightforward process that is simple information, yet requires attention to detail to avoid any confusion. The first thing that a Testator will provide is his or her full name and address. Next, the Testator will provide the name of the person charged with the responsibility of executing their will. Next, the Testator will declare their wishes in regards to their estate. These wishes may include how they want assets divided. Once this information has been provided, the Testator and two (2) witnesses may sign so that it may take effect.