As you and your family prepare for what is to come, you need a reliable, informed, and compassionate attorney by your side. If you pass away without a will or estate plan, Utah law will determine what happens to your property. If you are like most people and prefer to have control over where your property ends up, then I can assist you. The size of your estate is not important to me as there are different tools and methods that can be customized to your specific situation. My goal is to help you create an estate plan that provides peace and comfort to you knowing that your beneficiaries will be taken care of. I know probate and how to avoid it. I know taxes and how to reduce them. I help solve the problems that keep you up at night.
A well-crafted last will and testament can accomplish a lot, including outlining how your property will be distributed upon your passing, specifying who will act as the personal representative of your estate, and dictating who will be guardians of your minor children.
Trusts can be utilized to avoid probate, maintain privacy, and reduce taxes. There are many different types of trusts that can be used in estate planning, including revocable living trusts, life insurance trusts, special needs trusts, Medicaid planning trusts, asset protection trusts, gifting trusts, etc.
Powers of Attorney
What if an accident or illness left you unable to tell doctors what kind of medical treatment you want, or made it impossible to manage your financial affairs. A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone you choose the power to act in your place.
It can be devastating to see a loved one lose his or her independence. You understand, however, when your loved one cannot make important health, financial, or other decisions on his or her own behalf, that the best step may be to seek appointment of a legal guardian.