Utah Probate Checklist — 10 questions to see if you need probate

In Utah, probate is the court process of wrapping up the affairs of a person who has died, paying the debts, and transferring his or her property to others. Like any court process, probate requires filing legal documents with the court, giving notice to heirs, and following Utah law. If you can avoid a probate, [...]

By |2018-05-13T21:31:25+00:00April 28th, 2018|Elder Law, Probate|0 Comments

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. The car dealer avoids discussing the price of the car and commits the shopper to a specific monthly payment. The car is [...]

By |2018-10-11T20:22:44+00:00April 1st, 2009|Elder Law|0 Comments

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, aging and retirement laws and programs. They need help, lots of help!   The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the first professional [...]

By |2018-10-11T20:23:51+00:00March 1st, 2009|Elder Law|0 Comments

You Can Fight a Guardianship

Yes, you can fight a guardianship!  Stan is a bright, distinguished, active and engaging Utahn in his mid-eighties.  This last year he has had serious medical problems and financial losses from a prior business. When he went to surgery, he asked his married daughter, Emily, to help him manage his bills for awhile. That was [...]

By |2018-10-11T20:28:37+00:00January 3rd, 2008|Disability Planning, Elder Law|0 Comments