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T.R. Spencer Law Office

At T.R. Spencer Law Office, we have brought together attorneys with decades of experience in litigation and transactional matters. The Northern Utah Law Firm of T.R. Spencer Law Office, with offices in Sandy and Syracuse, Utah, focuses on five inter-related areas of law, including family law, business law, elder law, criminal law, and governmental relations. Every attorney at T.R. Spencer Law Office brings years of legal, business and government experience to his area of expertise.

We are regularly asked by our clients to represent them in state, federal and/or appellate courts in the States of Utah and Idaho. We are also asked by our clients to represent them in matters before the Utah State Legislature and a wide variety of state and federal agencies.

If you are looking for experience in the following areas, we invite you to give us a call for a frank discussion of your legal rights and obligations:

Family Law

    Divorce, Child Custody, Father's Rights, Protective Order, and Grandparent Rights litigation, as well as both mediation and arbitration of these types of disputes. In addition to representation in these types of matters, T.R. Spencer Law Office, provides Family Law "Special Master" Services to both clients and other attorneys.

Business Law

    Business Entity Formation (corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships); Contract Preparation and Negotiation; Regulatory Compliance Plans; Licensure and Permitting Matters; as well as resolving disputes by mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Elder Law

    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Guardianships, Probate Litigation, Grandparent Rights, and Estate Administration, as well as resolving disputes by mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Criminal Law

    Felonies and misdemeanors, including those related to Domestic Violence, DUIs, and Protective Order violations.

Intergovernmental Relations

    Lobbying on behalf of clients before the Utah State Legislature, as well as county and city governmental entities throughout the State of Utah.

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When you operate a business, it is critical that you choose the right business structure. This decision will have significant consequences on the future success of your company. In general, the type of structure will affect the way you operate on a daily basis and both your tax and personal liability. Many business owners opt for an LLC as a compromise between the two other common designations. See why this can be a benefit or disadvantage depending on your circumstances.

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Do Unmarried Fathers Have a Right to Object to Adoptions?

Do Unmarried Fathers Have a Right to Object to Adoptions?

Situations can arise where one parent wants to put a child up for adoption without the other's consent. In one particular scenario, an unwed mother may consider doing so for a wide variety of reasons. The father of the child may object to this, but is unsure whether he has any rights in the process. This is a complex situation that likely requires the help of a custody lawyer. However, there are some general guidelines for fathers in this situation. Learn what type of parental rights may be maintained by a biological father in the face of adoption.

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How Do You Transfer Ownership of Real Estate Held in a Trust?

How Do You Transfer Ownership of Real Estate Held in a Trust?

Some people choose to hold real estate in a trust instead of keeping it as a personal asset. In fact, there are many good reasons to make this decision. When you purchase (or subsequently transfer) real estate using a trust, you can maintain anonymity and avoid death taxes as well as probate. Property might also be held in a trust if there is more than one owner. Whatever the reason, it is important to know how to transfer such property when the settlor passes away. Learn how to comply with the requirements of estate law to get the property into the beneficiary's name.

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