What To Do With Grandma’s Minerals?

  You get contacted by a landman or an oil and gas company regarding a mineral interest your grandma owned in Oklahoma. You have been contacted as a possible heir to grandma’s estate. Grandma’s estate has not been through probate. The landman says you have to go through probate to get Grandma's minerals interest out of grandma’s estate and to her heirs.  First, Go Through Probate During Probate, the court admits the Read More

The Benefits of an Estate Plan

Plan ahead and give your friends and family peace of mind It’s not easy to think about what will happen after we pass on. But you want to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of. The best way to ensure that your legal, financial, and personal affairs are in place is to create an Estate Plan.  What is an Estate Plan? An Estate Plan is several legal documents often created with the help of a trusted Read More

5 Reasons why you need a lawyer for your contracts

Businesses survive on strong relationships. This cannot be achieved without contractual agreements that legally bind such business arrangements together. Legal contracts take your obligations and those of others into consideration. Therefore, every little detail goes into account when creating legal contracts. Apart from being a critical tool to enforce commitments, legal contracts enable partners to evaluate the Read More

Small Business Lawyer: Why You Need Legal Advice For Your Small Business

When you are finally ready to set up your small business, there are three necessary members you need on your team. And that is a small business lawyer, a financial advisor, and an accountant. Unfortunately, people tend to overlook hiring an attorney because they think they can handle all the legalities independently, but more times than not, they are mistaken.  A small business lawyer is very important when Read More

8 Tips For Optimal Estate Planning

Estate planning is necessary for the protection and transmission of wealth and to ensure the care of minor children. A good estate plan is prepared well in advance. In this article, we  share 8 tips to help you plan your estate optimally.  Let us share our tips with you!  What is estate planning? Estate planning is the process of planning for the transfer, after death, of one's assets, including investments and life Read More

Oil and Gas Law Oklahoma

Robertson & Williams offers a range of legal services to its oil and gas law clients. Dealing with the complex area of oil and gas law, our attorneys provide counsel that underpins business-critical decisions that often have economic and political Dimensions. What is Oil and Gas Law? This particular area of law deals with exploration, refining, production, processing, and transporting of natural gas, crude oil, Read More

What are Farm-Ins and Farm-Outs?

Oil and natural gas are two of the most important resources that are used in energy production today. To produce the required heat and power, massive amounts of these resources need to be removed from the earth each day. Once oil or natural gas are found on a piece of land, a company will either purchase the land outright, or simply purchase the right to drill on the land to acquire the resources. Performing the Read More

Understanding How Divorce Impacts Your Estate Plan

When you divorce in Washington state, you can expect to make a lot of personal and financial changes. Many of them will involve any estate plan that you have in place. In this blog, we’ll explain how divorce affects common estate planning tools and what steps you can take to ensure that they reflect your new circumstances.    Wills Under Washington law, all provisions in your will made in favor of your former spouse Read More

What is a Trust and Why Do You Need One?

Trusts are an essential estate planning tool. Many people think they only need a will in their estate plan, but that’s simply not true. In today’s blog post, we’re explaining  what a trust is and why you may need one.   What is a trust? A trust is a legal vehicle through which you can grant someone you trust (who will be referred to as the “trustee” in this arrangement) the authority to control and manage assets on Read More

Mineral Interest Management for Families 101

Many families in the Oklahoma and Texasarea  have accumulated ownership of minerals over the years. Many of these families adhere to the old adage “never sell your minerals” resulting in mineral ownership in various amounts over several generations. As older family members die holding mineral interests, passing those minerals on to the next generation can present several issues and problems going forward. In today’s Read More