3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Starting a Company

Businesses, particularly small businesses, are the backbone of the United States, and each year millions of people create new businesses. Quickbooks projects there will be 17 million new small businesses created this year. If you’re thinking of starting a new business too, you should ask yourself the following three questions to help your new business [...]

2022-06-23T08:54:07-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Articles, Newsletters|

Rainey Law Firm Welcomes Shane Riddles-Hill to the Team

Shane is the most recent addition to the Rainey Law team and is a diligent and deliberate attorney. Born in Texas, but raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Shane decided to remain in the state he calls home. Shane attended the University of Tulsa, where he received his degree in Sociology and Film Studies. He earned his [...]

2022-05-23T13:30:18-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Articles, Newsletters|

3 Reasons to Talk to Your Family or Appointees Regarding Your Estate Plan

We consistently tell our clients an estate plan is a gift to their family. While an estate plan brings our clients peace of mind, an estate plan’s primary value is providing loved ones with guidance regarding your affairs after you are no longer able to speak for yourself. To give your estate plan the most [...]

2022-05-23T13:19:38-05:00April 18th, 2022|Articles, Newsletters|

What You Need to Know About Oklahoma’s Updated Durable Power of Attorney Laws

What is a Durable Power of Attorney? A durable power of attorney (“DPOA”) authorizes others to act on your behalf. The power of attorney can be broad or restricted to specific activities, and may be effective immediately or upon proof of incapacity. The Oklahoma Legislature changed the DPOA laws; you should be aware the changes [...]

2022-05-23T13:19:38-05:00November 30th, 2021|Articles, Newsletters|

4 (Scary) Myths About Dying Without a Will

We help clients with the legal effects of a loved one passing away. Sometimes the legal effects are more complicated to solve because the loved one died without a will or an estate plan, thinking they didn’t need one. Below are some of the myths about dying without a will, and why you should have [...]

2022-05-23T13:19:38-05:00October 15th, 2021|Articles, Newsletters|

Potential Pitfalls of Joint Tenancy

Joint tenancy is a common estate planning tool used to avoid probate. Unfortunately, joint tenancy can cause more problems than it solves if used without consulting an attorney or to avoid making a comprehensive estate plan. What is Joint Tenancy? Joint Tenancy is a method of titling assets giving each person ownership of the whole [...]

2022-05-23T13:19:38-05:00July 7th, 2021|Articles, Newsletters|

Three Contract Provisions to Look for Before You Sign

Jessie signed up for a membership with a new gym.* Thinking about all the errands she had to do that day, she skipped straight to the membership agreement’s signature page and signed. She didn’t think about the agreement again until after she’s hurt on the gym’s malfunctioning treadmill. Unfortunately, under the gym’s membership agreement, Jessie [...]

2022-05-23T13:19:38-05:00May 11th, 2021|Articles, Newsletters|

Considering a Holding Company for Your LLCs?

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) have not been around in Oklahoma that long. Lawyers twenty years ago were still using old form corporate minute books and stock certificates for LLCs – both completely unnecessary for LLCs. Change comes hard, but these days most people agree LLCs are the presumptive entity of choice because they make for [...]

2022-05-23T13:19:38-05:00February 19th, 2021|Articles, Newsletters|

Updating your Estate and Business Succession Plan for Changing Tax Codes

Benjamin Franklin famously said: “[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”[1] Estate plans prepare and plan for these two certainties and frequently last for many years without need of updates. Significant changes in the law or your life can trigger the need to review your estate plan to [...]

2022-05-23T13:19:38-05:00November 5th, 2020|Articles, Newsletters|

What Happens to My Kids If I Don’t Have an Estate Plan?

You know the old saying… kiddos are the “apple of my eye” – when they’re not driving you crazy that is. In all seriousness, you spend a large part of your life trying to protect and provide for your kids. So, this is an important question: What happens to my kids if I don’t have [...]

2022-05-23T13:19:38-05:00September 13th, 2020|Articles, Newsletters|
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