1. “Estate planning” is the process of taking steps, during your life, to plan for management and distribution of your assets both during your life and after your death. 2. Your “estate” is comprised of everything you own – your home, your car, rental properties, investments, checking and savings accounts, insurance policies, business interests, and… Read more »

Philip J. Outhier, Attorney at Law   In 1992 Congress enacted the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). In short, the law banned sports betting in all but a handful of states. All of that changed, however, on May 14, 2018, when the United States Supreme Court decided Murphy v. The National Collegiate Athletic Association…. Read more »

Two Enid law firms have merged, effective April 16, 2018. Outhier & Caruthers, PLLC, with attorneys Philip J. Outhier and Jessica L. Caruthers, has joined forces with Brown & Associates, PLLC, managed by long-time attorney Gary L. Brown. This new full-service law firm, Brown Outhier & Caruthers PLLC, offers new clients and existing clients of… Read more »

I have assisted many people over the years in resolving personal injury claims resulting from car wrecks.  What you may recover as an injured person is referred to as “damages”.  So, just what damages are you entitled to if you’re injured in a car wreck? An injured party may claim several types of damages if… Read more »

By Phil Outhier I devote a significant part of my practice to advising small business owners. It’s exciting to work with an entrepreneur to help bring his or her business concept to life. One of the most frequent questions I get from small business owners of recently formed companies is, “What do I do now?”… Read more »

I devote a significant part of my law practice to representing small businesses and the families that own them. I am always excited to meet with clients who have decided to start their own business. The formation and planning stages of starting a business are my favorite. Here are a few tips I have learned… Read more »

When it comes to estate planning, people are regularly concerned with avoiding probate court, keeping property in the family, leaving funds to favorite charities or churches, and providing for spouses, children, and grandchildren. But what people frequently forget about is the other beloved members of the family – their pets. While technically considered personal property,… Read more »

DIVORCE: 30 TIPS IN 30 DAYS #1: Divorce doesn’t have to break the bank. If divorcing spouses agree on all issues, a divorce can be completed in as little as a week (90 days with kids), at minimal cost to both. #2: Make sure that your marital relationship is over before filing for divorce. While… Read more »

By Philip J. Outhier   As summer approaches, we begin to spend more time outdoors. Picnics and swimming parties fill our leisure time, fishermen head to local ponds, and children play on backyard swing-sets until dark. When the weather warms up, every landowner should be mindful of the standard of duty of safety and care… Read more »

By Philip J. Outhier   The American Bar Association defines law day as: “A national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedom that all Americans share.” In 1957, the American Bar Association first proposed the idea as a day… Read more »