Organizing a New Business

You are starting up a new business. What legal form should your business take? That legal form will depend somewhat on the nature of your business and the number and profiles of the owners. The following are general considerations for which you should consult your attorney and your accountant.

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Child Custody in Utah

Child Custody in Utah

TR Spencer & Associates takes child custody matters seriously. We’re aggressive at trial and empathetic in consultations as we listen carefully to your child custody concerns. No child custody case is like any other. If you need a child custody lawyer, don’t hesitate. You need an experienced legal advocate at your side.…

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Can You Use a Video Will to Distribute Assets to Your Relatives?

Can You Use a Video Will to Distribute Assets to Your Relatives?

In this time of modern technology, it's not uncommon to capture important moments on video. Whether it be by a cell phone or laptop, video communication is an integral part of contemporary life. Thus, it may make sense to think that it's possible to create a will by simply making a video. In fact, many movies portray this as a perfectly normal thing.…

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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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