Raffles and 501(c)(3) Organizations

If you have ever been involved with a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization, then you are well-aware that raffles or lotteries are a common fundraising method. However, until 2004, it was illegal in Oklahoma for non-profits to use raffles or lotteries to raise funds for the organization. Thankfully, several legislators recognized the fact that raffles were one…

Estate Planning Myths

Myth #1: When you die, your beneficiaries have to file a probate for your estate.  Truth: If you have a properly funded trust, your beneficiaries will not have to file a probate with the court. Instead, the appointed successor trustee will carry out your wishes regarding your property pursuant to your instructions contained in the…