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 »

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a document in which you authorize a specific person (or persons) to act on your behalf in certain situations. The designated person is called your “attorney-in- fact”. A POA needs to be in writing, witnessed, and notarized. POAs can be used for finances, health care, and custody of minor… Read more »

Philip J. Outhier, Attorney at Law   The YWCA has identified the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and for good reason. The organization reports that a person is sexually assaulted in the United States every two minutes. That includes both women and men! This alarming rate of abuse demands that we help… Read more »

Outhier Selected as Lawyer of Distinction Outhier & Caruthers, PLLC is pleased to announce that Partner Philip J. Outhier has been certified as a member of The Lawyers of Distinction. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to the top 10%… Read more »

Philip J. Outhier, Attorney at Law   Unwanted phone calls can be annoying. I occasionally receive them on my home land line but lately they occur with more frequency on my cell phone. Worse yet, I also receive annoying text messages. Frequently, the caller is seeking to make me a loan, advising me of an… Read more »