Criminal Law in Utah

Criminal Law in Utah

If you are accused of a criminal offense in Utah, you need a criminal defense attorney. When faced with a criminal charge, you must engage a law firm to protect your legal rights. A criminal lawyer is needed to navigate the often complex criminal justice system. Whether you’re charged with felony o…

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Why You Might Need a Spendthrift Trust for Certain Beneficiaries

Why You Might Need a Spendthrift Trust for Certain Beneficiaries

If you are beginning the estate planning process, you likely have a lot of concerns. Aside from deciding to whom you'll leave your property, you probably worry about how they'll use it. We all have certain family members that are known for making poor financial choices. For such beneficiaries, you may want to put some constraints on their use of the property. This is the reason that spendthrift trusts exist. See how you can work with an estate attorney to set up a spendthrift trust.…

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Learn About Civil Mediation in Utah

Learn About Civil Mediation in Utah

Civil mediation in Utah is a process that helps parties in a civil matter to reach an agreement through the inclusion of a trained problem-solver called a mediator. Most civil lawsuits typically involve one or both parties suing for financial damages, e.g. a personal injury claim.…

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Guardianship in Utah

Guardianship in Utah

If your loved one is an adult, or soon to become an adult, but your loved one cannot make decisions or care for themselves, they may benefit from your court-appointed guardianship or conservatorship in Utah. When you are appointed as a guardian for your loved one, you may act in their best interests and/or as a conservator for their estate.…

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Marriage in Utah and the Judicial Recognition of a Relationship

Marriage in Utah and the Judicial Recognition of a Relationship

In this post, we discuss how to request the Utah court to recognize a relationship as a marriage. Many clients ask about common law marriage in Utah. Unfortunately, the state of Utah doesn’t recognize common law marriage. The state of Utah does permit couples to ask the court to acknowledge their existing relationship as a marriage, even though they didn’t previously file for a marriage license.…

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Expert Witness Testimony in Utah

Expert Witness Testimony in Utah

Some trials benefit from the inclusion of an expert witness. Many lawsuits in Utah are resolved through offers of settlement. Others are considered by a judge. An expert witness in Utah has subject matter expertise in a certain field of study, trade, or practice. They are hired by the law firm’s client to testify at trial about topics in which they are experts.…

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