Wills and Probate
Sikes & Rachel, P.C. provides a variety of services that can be customized to your specific needs. We draft wills, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, physician’s directives, as well as trust instruments. If your loved one has recently passed, our office can take the burden off of your shoulders by handling the estate through the probate or estate administration process or by drafting an affidavit of heirship. We also handle guardianship proceedings.
Our family law services include divorce, child custody modification, child support modification, paternity determinations, termination of parental rights, and enforcement of grandparents’ rights. In the instance of family violence, we assist in obtaining a protective order. As well, we handle premarital agreements, partitions of community property, post nuptial agreements, and adoptions.
We can assist you in forming your new business. Our office can advise you about which entity will work best for your unique needs whether it be a corporation, LLC, or partnerships, and we can then set up your business including drafting the certificate of formation, by laws, corporate minutes, and organizing your corporate book. As your business grows, we can assist you in contract negotiations or transitioning into a new entity that better fits the needs of a large enterprise. If the time comes to end your corporation, we can also facilitate the liquidation and winding-down process.
Be it an action for declaratory judgment or suit for money damages, civil litigation encompasses an array of disputes between individuals and organizations. Whether it is a cause for breach of contract or negligence, we can guide you through the litigation process, possibly even resolving your issue before resorting to the cost and time involved in a court action. Contact us today if you need a cease and desist letter, or would like to talk about the litigation process.
Sikes & Rachel, P.C. not only assists in real estate closings in Johnson County, but in any of our surrounding counties. We represent clients in purchase and sale agreements by drafting deeds and performing due diligence. From residential to commercial properties, we are able to assist in both improved and unimproved real property transactions, including the sale or purchase of mineral rights. We can assist you in the sale or leasing of office or retail buildings, or even represent you in an eviction proceeding.
Oil and Gas
Many people have already leased their mineral interests, but for those who haven’t, our office can negotiate to get you the best deal possible. For those with leases in effect, we can review your lease and other instruments to make sure that you know your rights when dealing with the oil and gas company. As well, we regularly interpret prior deeds and mineral reservations to insure that division orders are correct and you are being paid the money you deserve. In addition, we defend landowners in condemnation proceedings.