Helping northern Utahns for 40 years find peace of mind.
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What is an Estate Plan?
An estate plan is lots of different things. It ensures that your final wishes are met and that your property/assets are passed down to your loved ones. With an estate plan you can:
Create a will or trust
Decide on power of attorney
Include instructions for your care if you become disabled
Name a guardian for minor children if you pass away
Decide how your assets are transferred and who they go to when you die
Why Get an Estate Plan?
Peace of Mind
Make your final wishes known by creating an estate plan that will protect your family and your assets.
Protect Your Family
Your family is the most important thing to you. Leave a lasting legacy behind for them.
Plan for Anything
You never know what life is going to throw at you. Plan for disability, medical problems, and financial setbacks.
Social Security and Disability
Special needs trusts
Meet Our Estate Planning Lawyers
Jack C. Helgesen
Jack graduated cum laude with a degree in finance from Weber State University and received his Juris Doctor law degree from BYU Law School. In law school, he was an author of the book Summary of Utah Real Property Law, an editor of the book Utah Family Law Handbook, and an editor of the Journal of Legal Studies. He started his career in 1980 creating trusts and estate plans for retirees in Phoenix. Jack has been a leader among American lawyers. He is a former President of the Utah Trial Lawyers Association, and was a Governor (for more than ten years) of the Association of American Trial Lawyers in Washington, D.C., the nation’s largest trial lawyer organization. For more than four years he was a Governor of the American Association of Justice (Washington, D.C.). He is a Master with the American Inns of Court, and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. With 40 years of experience in practicing law Jack enjoys continuing helping people create estate plans and wants to help your family.
Erik S. Helgesen
Erik received a B.A. from Weber State and received his law degree from Michigan State in 2011. As the son of an attorney, Erik has been involved in dealing with legal issues for most of his life. While attending law school, Erik worked as a paralegal for HH&J, assisting his father Jack C. Helgesen with estate planning and asset protection. Through working with his father, Erik has acquired firsthand experience dealing with complicated estate planning and end-of-life issues.Erik’s primary focus since practicing law, has been in the areas of estate planning and asset protection, probate, guardianship and conservatorship, and other elder law issues. Having been mentored by his father, Erik brings knowledge and expertise to helping people create their estate plans.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“I have to say I’ve never met more humble and caring people. They really care about what you’re going through and want the best turnout possible for you. I will always recommend this law firm. Trustworthy, kind, has a backbone, they will do their very best. Highly recommend Erik!!!”
“Really appreciate my Lawyer Jack, he’s very Fair, Honest, Caring and Compassionate”
“I recommend Jack and Erik Helgesen to any person looking for Attorneys who have a strong understanding of Utah Law. The Helgesens are skilled Attorneys who have years of experience dealing with the touch issues of Court. I live in Washington State, working with an Attorney from another State who I could trust was very difficult, until I met and hired the Helgesens. I appreciate their honesty, trust their judgment and their ability to get the job done. Where other Attorney’s failed, they succeeded!”
“Erik Helgesen is the best when it comes to family estate planning. he didn’t hesitate to lay out a plan that suited of specific family needs. thanks from the backs”
At Helgesen, Houtz & Jones, we are committed to providing you with the professional help and legal expertise you need. Contact one of our expert Utah attorneys to find out more about how we can meet your needs, answer your questions, and help get you the benefits you deserve.