WILLS & TRUSTS / ESTATE PLANNING
Provo UT Wills Trust & Estate Planning Power Lawyer
Helping You Make Your Wishes Known
Taking the time to think now about your estate planning needs can help you gain peace of mind and prevent future confusion within your family. An experienced estate planning lawyer can help you make sure your last wishes are carried out.
At Esplin | Weight, we have guided many Utah clients through the process of estate planning. We will make sure that our recommendations reflect your personal goals and needs. Contact us at our offices in Provo to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Preparing Basic Utah Estate Planning Documents
There are several estate planning documents that are included in most basic plans in Utah. We have helped countless clients put together comprehensive estate plans including:
- Wills: A will is a necessary part of any estate plan, setting forth your basic wishes concerning your property and naming your personal representative and guardians for any minor children you may have.
- Trusts: A revocable living trust is a special device that simplifies the transfer of assets, allowing many of our clients to achieve their goal of avoiding the time-consuming, often-costly process of probate.
- Powers of attorney: A power of attorney appoints a person to take actions on your behalf if you become unable to do so. We can draft separate powers of attorney for financial and medical matters.
- Health care directives (living wills): A living will, technically called a health care directive in Utah, sets forth your wishes regarding life-saving medical treatment.
If you decide to use a trust to avoid probate, we will also make sure the appropriate deeds are prepared and recorded in order to transfer your home and/or other assets into the name of the trust.
Addressing Complex Planning Circumstances
For clients with more complex estate planning needs beyond the scope of a traditional plan, we coordinate income tax planning, estate and inheritance tax planning and Medicaid planning with experienced, qualified accountants and financial planners. We also examine the estate planning consequences of business planning decisions.
By putting together a team of experts to help you meet sophisticated estate planning goals, we believe we provide you with greater value than you would get by relying on a single professional to address areas that involve several different disciplines. To get responsible assistance from experienced estate planning attorneys, contact us at Esplin | Weight today.