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Free Utah Advance Health Care Directives

Advance Health Care Directives for Free During this temporary uncertain time with COVID-19 running rampant through the world, I would like to offer what services I can to help people around me. I am not a doctor, nor do I have any medical expertise or formal medical training. However, as a wills and trusts lawyer…

201802.19
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Transferring Assets With An LLC

You Can Transfer Assets With A Transfer On Death Clause People ask me if they need to put their LLC membership interest into their Trust. The short answer is no, but there may be some advantage to doing so. A transfer on death clause in an LLC operating agreement serves to transfer assets outside of…

201802.05
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Special Power of Appointment

Special Power of Appointment A special power of appointment is limited power reserved to someone to do do something with the property in an estate limited by certain predetermined restrictions. For example a special power of appointment in a trust may reserve to the grantor the right to change the distribution plan between the children,…

201802.05
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Power of Appointment

Power of Appointment A power of appointment is the power reserved to someone to do do something with the property in an estate. For example a power of appointment in a trust reserves to the grantor the right to change the beneficiaries to different beneficiaries. Thus, when exercised, the power of appointment gifts property to…

201802.02
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Must Wills Be Notarized?

Notarizing a Will I was asked the question recently, “Must wills be notarized?” The short answer is no, but without the notary a judge may not find them valid later on. Historically, the beneficiaries of a will needed to prove its validity. This proof came in the form of two or more witnesses. Sometimes providing…

201801.31
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Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection: Part 5

Asset Protection, Part 5 I am often asked for legal advice on asset protection topics. Though there are myriads of ways to protect assets, in this series of articles I am discussing my “Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection”. Most of these topics fit for people who have some assets, but some topics fit everyone,…

201801.24
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Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection: Part 4

Asset Protection, Part 4 I am often asked for legal advice on asset protection topics. Though there are myriads of ways to protect assets, in this series of articles I am discussing my “Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection”. Most of these topics fit for people who have some assets, but some topics fit everyone,…

201801.23
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Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection: Part 3

Asset Protection, Part 3 I am often asked for legal advice on asset protection topics. Though there are myriads of ways to protect assets, in this series of articles I am discussing my “Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection”. Most of these topics fit for people who have some assets, but some topics fit everyone,…

201801.22
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Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection: Part 2

Asset Protection, Part 2 I am often asked for legal advice on asset protection topics. Though there are myriads of ways to protect assets, in this series of articles I am discussing my “Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection”. Most of these topics fit for people who have some assets, but some topics fit everyone,…

201801.19
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Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection: Part 1

Asset Protection, Part 1 I am often asked for legal advice on asset protection topics. Though there are myriads of ways to protect assets, in this series of articles I am discussing my “Top 5 Fundamentals for Asset Protection”. Most of these topics fit for people who have some assets, but some topics fit everyone,…