The importance of preparing an estate plan

This article was originally posted on SimplySeniorsNews.com Most people know who they want to receive their property and possessions when they pass away, so why don’t people make their wishes known … [Read more...]

The 98% mistake: what is missing from almost all Utah estate plans.

A fundamental goal of estate planning should be to protect your assets so they can be passed to your heirs, usually the next generation of your family. In estate planning, asset protection takes two … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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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