Sixteen questions to determine if you need a probate in Utah

How to know if you need to file a probate in Utah We are frequently asked, “Do I need to file a probate?” To begin, you should consider the definition of “probate.” Probate is the court process of wrapping up the affairs of a person who has died, paying the debts, and transferring his or [...]

By |2018-07-13T00:55:05+00:00July 13th, 2018|Probate|0 Comments

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

The Best Way to Avoid Probate In Utah

Probate is the court process for wrapping up a person's financial affairs and transferring his or her property to heirs, either under a Will or without a Will.   Probate can be avoided in many ways, most of which are simply bad ideas. (See "Four bad ways to avoid probate"). Do-it-yourself probate avoidance often creates [...]

By |2018-10-11T19:59:56+00:00July 22nd, 2013|Probate|0 Comments

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. Don’t make these mistakes: Bad way # 1: Put your kids on the deed.  Marie’s heard she could avoid probate by putting her four children on the deed [...]

By |2018-10-11T20:12:32+00:00October 1st, 2009|Probate|0 Comments