Black and White Cases

Sensationalized FLDS sound-bites have been illustrative of something I frequently hear: “I have a case you can’t lose.” The instant I hear these words, I become skeptical – legal disputes are rarely that simple. – Consider the FLDS. Now that was a black and white issue! We either applauded the heroic Texas raid for “protecting […]

Avoid Risk through Proper Estate Planning

Once upon a time, attorneys advised clients to deed homes to themselves and to their children as joint tenants. The idea was to avoid probate. Often, the average person has little more than a home and household items so this tactic seemed to make sense – a small estate affidavit took care of small items […]

Power of Attorney

Recently, I have had a number of people come to my office asking for a power of attorney so that they could administer the estate of a deceased relative. This does not work in Utah. – A power of attorney must be signed by the person granting the power of attorney (post mortem signatures are […]

Special Needs Trust

A growing number of people are struggling to make ends meet with social security payments as their only source of income. Often, there are family members that would like to help out but any monies they give can end up disqualifying the family member from social security assistance because of the the bare-minimum $2,000 rule. […]

Maintaining Privacy with a Gun Trust

If you own every gun Chuck Norris ever used in his movies – you might need a gun trust! – Gun trusts are becoming increasingly popular as more restrictive gun control laws are being implemented. The latest law change will go into effect on July 13, 2016. A gun trust gives you more protection in […]