Oklahoma Last Will & Testament Information
An Oklahoma Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format. In specific circumstances, Oklahoma recognizes oral and handwritten wills.
An Oklahoma resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
A citizen may change an Oklahoma will at any time by using an appropriate codicil, which is conducted in the same manner as a will document.
To revoke a will in Oklahoma, the document can either be replaced by another valid will or can be invalidated by burning, tearing or destroying, either by the testator or by someone else at his/her order.
In Oklahoma, if the testor gets their marriage annulled or is divorced during their lifetime, if they do not write a new will, specific factors that favor the ex-spouse are no longer implemented.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in Oklahoma.