Congratulations! You have an estate plan. You are done. You have a nice, new, shiny binder full of paperwork that you may or may not understand. You, or your attorney, have sent deeds off to the various County recorders’ office to change title. You have even gone down to the bank and changed your bank [...]
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Just What in the World is Estate Planning? The most basic definition of estate planning is the putting in place of a plan for the disposition of your assets after you have passed. However, well-thought-out estate planning involves working with an estate planning attorney, a tax advisor, a financial professional, and others who might [...]
Special Needs Trusts Special needs trusts are designed to allow individuals with special needs to qualify or maintain “needs-based” government benefits such as Medicaid and supplemental security income. In general, eligibility for these programs requires that a disabled recipient have less than $2000.00 “countable assets” and limited income. When properly designed, assets held [...]
Estate Planning When it comes to doing estate planning it is always critical that you talk with an attorney to make a good trust choice. We offer a free consultation. We know that there are a lot of online resources that you can use. However, if you do not do it [...]
Solutions Are Our Focus We Focus on Solutions! I had an experience lately. A client paid a large Salt Lake firm more than $20,000 on a case that was valued at less than $3000 if he won the whole case. Can you imagine that? I was stunned and wondered how this happened. Then, [...]
Who Is On Your Business Team I have been thinking about business law a lot lately. I have found that too many people who go into business have been seduced by the advertising of the online “document preparers.” It is true you can get your documents prepared by many online vendors. The issue [...]
Custody Battles One thing we have done a lot of are custody battles. They can be some of the most difficult cases to handle. It is highly emotional and probably one of the hardest things someone will do is go through a contested battle for custody of their children. One of the [...]
Why Should You Hire An Attorney? There are so many self-help resources available to people online. Some of these online resources even claim to be by attorneys with attorney help and support. Some are even owned and run by celebrity attorneys. They all claim to be able to save you money [...]
Special Needs Trusts Special needs trusts are set up to allow people with special needs to qualify for or maintain “needs based” government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). In general, eligibility for these programs requires that a person's assets held in a special needs trust will not be [...]
The Bar Exam Matters I think it is interesting that some places are seeking to make it easier to become an attorney. Review this article for some interesting information. I passed on the first try. The bar exam matters. We can help with divorce, criminal, probate and estate planning. http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/does_california_make_it_too_difficult_to_pass_the_bar_two_profs_link_low_sc/ [...]