Why You Need an Experienced Probate Lawyer in Utah

Why You Need an Experienced Probate Lawyer in Utah

T. R. Spencer, Ph.D., is a probate attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah. He can help you and your family to navigate end-of-life laws and manage the probate process.

If you are facing probate after a loved one’s death, you may have questions:

  • Will you need to go to probate court?
  • Will the probate process be difficult?
  • Will your loved one's wishes be contested?
  • Will you face extra taxes on the inheritance assets or property left to you or your loved one’s other heirs?…

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A Look at End of Life Law and the Ethical Issues That Arise

A Look at End of Life Law and the Ethical Issues That Arise

An aging person is likely to encounter many changes in his or her latter years. These changes to their health and living circumstances can have a profound legal effect. Due to this, it is important to understand the type of legal issues that should be prepared for well in advance. Take a look at some of the major considerations in end of life and estate law so that you can be prepared, or help your relatives to have an easy transition.…

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Get a Better Understanding of Utah’s Child Support Guidelines

Get a Better Understanding of Utah’s Child Support Guidelines

Child support is a major concern when it comes to child custody cases. Both parents should want the best for the children of the relationship. As such, ensuring that the child has sufficient financial support is key. Yet, reasonable parties can often disagree as to what is an appropriate amount of support. If parents can't find a compromise, the courts can set a non-custodial parent's financial obligations using child support guidelines. Find out how this process works and the impact it could have on your family law matter.…

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Estate Law: Why You Should Consider a POD Designation for Bank Accounts

Estate Law: Why You Should Consider a POD Designation for Bank Accounts

It's been said before that estate law is a lot more complex than most people think. One of the things that makes it more complicated is the probate process. Due to this, many people look for ways to avoid probate to ensure that their assets are distributed in a timely manner. One popular way to circumvent probate is to use a payable-on-death designation on bank accounts and certain assets. Learn about when this can be a good idea, and when it can be disadvantageous.…

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A Look at the Legal Significance of a Common Law Marriage

A Look at the Legal Significance of a Common Law Marriage

Many people are somewhat familiar with the term common law marriage. However, not everyone truly understands the history and contemporary status of this long standing practice. At its essence, common law marriage allows a couple to be recognized as married without going through the typical formalities. In addition, this form of marriage can provide several benefits to the parties involved. Learn more about the intricacies of common law marriage in Utah.…

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Thinking of Hiring a Probate Lawyer? Learn How Fees Work

Thinking of Hiring a Probate Lawyer? Learn How Fees Work

As you may already know, probate can be a very confusing process. Due to this, many people find it easier to hire a probate lawyer for help. Yet, there are still some people that are apprehensive about hiring a lawyer due to the potential costs involved. One of the reasons for this apprehension is that potential clients don't really understand how fees are calculated. Once you learn what to expect, it can be easier to make the decision to hire an estate lawyer. Get a general understanding of how fees and costs are structured in a typical probate matter.…

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A Look at Utah's Version of the Foreclosure Process

A Look at Utah's Version of the Foreclosure Process

Most home buyers enter into a mortgage agreement to further their dream of owning a home. Unfortunately, life sometimes presents unforeseen financial hardships. For some homeowners, this can lead to missed mortgage payments and possibly a foreclosure. Due to this, every homeowner should have some understanding of the foreclosure process. This knowledge will help you when you encounter financial problems that threaten your ability to make mortgage payments.…

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