Four Bad Ways To Avoid Utah Probate

Most people want to avoid probate, the court process of wrapping up a person’s affairs after death. Unfortunately, many Utahns make costly mistakes by do-it-yourself probate avoidance. … [Read more...]

Giving Responsible Gifts to Irresponsible Children

When she died, Ellen left an equal share of her $500,000 estate to her irresponsible daughter. Here’s how she did it. Like most parents, Ellen wanted to treat her three children the same … [Read more...]

Do you have an unfunded Trust?

Do you have an unfunded Trust? Planning for the preservation and transfer of a person's property after their death is called estate planning. A good estate plan includes a Will, powers of … [Read more...]

Should you sell your home to qualify for Medicaid?

Since his stroke last year, Rick (age 75) has needed constant medical care. He and his wife, Helen, have exhausted their savings and plan to sell their home (worth about $240,000) to pay for … [Read more...]

Leave a Legacy of Peace in your family

Few people value their property more than they value their family, yet they fail to plan for family peace. These Utahns likely shed tears in heaven when they realized their poor planning turned … [Read more...]

Car scams target Seniors

Beware of these six used car scams. In tough economic times, seniors can become targets for unscrupulous car dealers. Be careful and beware of these six car scams in Utah: 1. Payment packing. … [Read more...]

What Is Elder Law?

What does an Elder Law Attorney do?   "Elder Law" is a rare specialty for attorneys. It focuses on the needs of senior Americans who face the maze of government disability, … [Read more...]

Preserve dignity with a limited conservatorship

Libby is a fun and energetic 62 year old woman. Two years ago, she was diagnosed with Alzheimers, but few of her friends know about Libby’s disease. Usually she is fine, but sometimes Libby gets … [Read more...]

Legal Help For Dementia

Every family crushed by the devastating diagnosis of dementia – usually Alzheimers – should read The 36-hour Day (4th ed., Johns Hopkins Press) by Nancy L. Mace, M. A., and Peter … [Read more...]

Getting married again? Calm your children with a prenuptial agreement

Patty is happy, but her three children are upset because she and Sam are planning a wedding. “Mom, he’s so unlike dad. Are you sure?” Patty’s sure. Patty has been … [Read more...]

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