There is a certain serenity that comes with establishing a comprehensive estate plan. At the office of Stephen J. Buhler, Attorney at Law, we help you provide clear direction on the distribution of your assets in the event of your death, as well as your wishes regarding medical care should you become incapacitated.
Just as no two individuals are alike, no two estate plans should be alike. In fact, you do not need to know exactly what you want before you meet with us. We take the time to explain all of your options regarding wills, trusts and other estate planning vehicles.
I am also able to update your existing estate plan, which should be done whenever your family situation and finances change significantly. If you get divorced or remarried, it is essential to update your estate plan.
Probate is a court-supervised legal process for winding up a person's final affairs. The Utah probate process serves the dual purposes of disposing of any claims against the deceased person's estate and distributing the assets to those who are entitled to them. This may include disputing debts of the estate, gathering information regarding what assets an estate may consist of and disbursing those funds or assets to the heirs of the estate.
The probate process can provoke family disputes and deplete the estate. A well-structured estate plan can help avoid probate completely.
Salt Lake City Will And Trust Attorney
If you haven't completed a will or have an estate plan that needs to be updated, contact an experienced Salt Lake estate planning lawyer at 801-996-4193 or email me to schedule an appointment.