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Why Your Will or Trust Could Fail to Work

December 10, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Trust and Estate Administration   |   0 Comments

As an attorney, I often counsel my clients to “Leave behind a legacy rather than a mess.” While everyone agrees with this motto, many people are failing to plan adequately and will end up leaving a big mess for their family. What is worse, even people with trusts or wills leave behind a mess by […]

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Bank Accounts After Death

July 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Trust and Estate Administration, Trust Design   |   0 Comments

There are many factors that determine what will happen to your bank account when you pass on. Some of these factors may include bank rules, state laws, whether the account is joint solo, whether you put your bank account in a trust, and so on. Following are some scenarios that may help you determine how […]

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What To Do When Someone Dies

July 08, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Trust and Estate Administration   |   0 Comments

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things to deal with. It is further complicated by the many responsibilities that fall upon the surviving family members or friends. If you have recently lost someone, here is a simple checklist for what to do when someone dies. This checklist will help you get […]

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Guardianship Proceedings In Utah: When There Is No Power Of Attorney

June 25, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Trust and Estate Administration   |   0 Comments

Guardianship Necessary For Incapacitated Adult Without a Power Of Attorney When a loved one becomes incapacitated, it can be a very difficult and emotional experience.  It can also be very stressful and confusing.  For the spouse or next of kin, incapacitation can mean a tremendous amount of responsibility and a lot of work. In Utah, […]

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Probate Attorney: Do you need one? Also, what Is probate?

April 17, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Trust and Estate Administration, Trust Design   |   0 Comments

What Is Probate? Before knowing whether or not you need a probate attorney, you should probably know what probate is.  First a Probate Definition: Probate is a mandatory court process in which the state determines what you own when you die, who gets it, and who is in charge of distributing it. Every state in […]

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