Experienced Salt Lake City Estate Planning Attorney
Handling Your Wills, Trusts, & Probate
Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen Salt Lake City estate planning attorneys understand the importance of securing the future for you and your loved ones. We are able to support our clients throughout all aspects of estate planning. We offer assistance in creating living trusts and wills, medical and financial powers of attorney, and health care and financial directives. Planning ahead not only will give you peace of mind, but these crucial documents are essential if an unfortunate event occurs. You can rest assured your affairs are in order, in the event you are left incapable of making important life decisions. Our Salt Lake City estate planning attorneys are here to assist in the proper handling and structuring of your personal matters and financial affairs.
What Estate Documents Do I Need?
The following vital documents should be included in your estate plan:
- A Last Will & Testament – is a legal document that communicates a person's final wishes pertaining to possessions and dependents.
- Powers of Attorney (both medical and financial) – A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone you choose the power to act in your place. In case you ever become mentally incapacitated, you'll need what are known as "durable" powers of attorney for medical care and finances.
- A living Will – a written statement detailing a person's desires regarding their medical treatment in circumstances in which they are no longer able to express informed consent, especially an advance directive.
- Living Trust - an agreement where the trustee holds the legal possession of a fund or assets that belong to another person, the beneficiary, and it is created while the person is alive.
What Is Probate?
Probate is the court process by which a will is proved valid or invalid. When a person dies, his or her estate must go through probate, which is a process wherein the estate of a decedent is administered and overseen by a probate court. 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. A Salt Lake City probate attorney can perform all these tasks if desired, or a personal representative can be named to handle the probate process.
Plan For Your Future With A Salt Lake City Estate Planning Lawyer
Our attorneys at Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, are committed to preparing you for the future and care of your loved ones. For more information on our full array of services, call Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen at (801) 964-1200 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.