Utah Estate Planning Lawyers
I am married with seven children, and understand many of the challenges facing families and small business owners. I graduated first in my class from law school, as the top student in business administration from the University of Utah, and co-valedictorian of my high school class. I have also worked in a variety of...
In May 2007, Jeremy earned his J.D. from Syracuse...
Cedar City, UT 84721
Brigham Young University
Mark started out in the trenches of criminal prosecution, helping communities to become safer and making sure victims got justice. Because of this experience he knows what the prosecutors are going to do before he even gets to court.
Mark has been writing Utah Wills and Trusts...
Utah Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Utah Legal Services, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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