Utah Estate Planning Lawyer

Secure Your Legacy

Give yourself the opportunity to make proactive decisions about the future and create a plan that will ensure that those you love are taken care of.

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Estate Disputes
  • Estate Settlement

Estate plans can give you the confidence to know that the efforts you have made throughout your life can provide for those you care about after you are no longer able to do it yourself. There is no better way to secure your family’s financial future than by creating a complete estate plan.

Trusts – Wills – Probate – Disputes – Settlement

What Is The Difference Between A Will And A Trust?

If you are considering estate planning for the first time, you may have questions about all the different documents that will be required to create legal security for your assets. Questions like:

  • What is a Trust?
  • What is a Will?
  • How can I avoid probate in Utah?
  • What legal documents do I need to minimize taxation on my estate?

While each of these concerns can present another line of questioning with every answer, some initial clarity can be found that may help in the first steps.

A Trust is a legal vehicle that allows people to transfer a portion of their assets into the control of a third party. This third party fulfills the role of the “Trustee,” and they will care for the assets placed into the trust, and – at the right time – they will see that the assets are distributed to the parties named as beneficiaries.

Trusts are commonly chosen by those looking to avoid probate and minimize the taxation of assets in their estate. There are multiple types of Trusts that may be utilized depending on their suitability for any individual and their goals, including Living Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts.

A Will is a written document that explains in detail how you wish for assets and gifts to be distributed after your passing. These documents can be typed or handwritten, but the most legally secure versions of these documents are the ones that are created with the help of an expert in the field.

Working with a wills and trust lawyer is the best way to determine which estate planning tools will provide you with the utmost advantage.

What Can I Do If I Disagree With The Actions Of An Executor Of A Will I Am Named Beneficiary Of In Utah?

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a difficult process. There are so many emotions that can take hold as you work to come to terms with their passing and try to take steps to find healing. When you lose someone dear to you, the last thing you want to focus on are issues that come up while settling their estate. Unfortunately, though, these problems are not in any way uncommon.

If you are concerned about the actions taken by the executor of an estate that you are a named beneficiary of, it is essential to have a legal expert on your side who can make certain that your rights are upheld. Estate dispute attorney Peter A. Kern has worked with countless families and individuals in Utah to get back on the road to recovery from loss.

Do I Need An Attorney To Help Me Settle An Estate?

The process of settling an estate after a person has passed away can be an arduous task. From ensuring that all the documents in an estate plan are carried out to paying all the taxes owed – there is so much to think about.

While the best time to make preparations for this time is before it ever arrives, it is never too late to speak with a legal advisor about any of your questions or concerns. Estate settlement attorney Peter A. Kern is here, ready to provide you with considerate and professional service and guide you through every step of the process.

Peter Kern & Associates

Regardless of your estate planning or settlement needs, Peter Kern & Associates is here to help. If you are looking for the best estate planning law firm to fit your needs, we hope that you would consider our firm.

We offer consultations and would be happy to speak with you about your goals for the future, or any concerns you may have regarding the estate planning process. You can contact our offices located in Lehi, Utah and Price, Utah by phone or by visiting our contact page. We look forward to speaking with you!