Knowledgeable Estate Planning Attorney in Salt Lake City
Handling your wills, trusts and probate
At Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen we offer assistance in all aspects of estate planning. Each Salt Lake City estate planning lawyer from our firm understands that, in making an estate plan, your most important goal is to secure a future that provides for you and the ones you love. Our lawyers can work with you to create living trusts and wills, healthcare and financial directives, and medical and financial powers of attorney. These documents are vital in the event that you are rendered unconscious or otherwise unable to state your wishes. We want to ensure that your personal matters and financial affairs are properly handled and structured.
What estate documents do I need?
The important documents that comprise your estate plan should include the following:
- A Last Will and Testament – This document is a directive that concerns your property and family. It names those to whom you wish to leave your personal property and real estate and the person who will be responsible for your unmarried minor (under 18) children, if there is no surviving parent. The will also designates a personal representative who will manage your affairs (including distribution of your property) after your death.
- Powers of attorney (both medical and financial) – With these documents, you can designate a trusted family member or other individual to make medical decisions or undertake financial transactions on your behalf, if you are unable to do so. You can grant medical and financial power of attorney to the same person or to two different people.
- Living will – This document outlines your own wishes for end-of-life care, if circumstances arise in which you are attached to a ventilator and have no reasonable hope of recovering or regaining a meaningful quality of life
- Living trust – This is a document that allows your estate to be transferred to your beneficiaries, without the need to go through probate court. A trusts lawyer in Salt Lake City from Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen can further explain the advantages of a trust.
What is probate?
Probate is a process following death, in which the property of the deceased is disbursed to his or her beneficiaries, all outstanding debts and taxes are paid, and the rest of the estate is properly dealt with. Estate documents may name a personal representative to handle the probate process, but a Salt Lake City probate attorney can also perform those duties.
Plan for your future with the help of an estate planning lawyer in Salt Lake City
At Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, our attorneys understand your commitment to preparing for your future and the future of your loves ones. For more information on our firm, including our estate planning services, call our firm today at 801-758-8728 or contact us online. Conveniently located in West Valley City, we represent clients throughout Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas of northern Utah, including Summit County and Davis County, and Wabash, Provo, Ogden and Park City.