Utah Intestacy Laws Explained

Utah Intestacy Law will govern the distribution of property of the majority of those people who die in Utah. Intestacy is a fancy word for dying without a will or a trust. The Utah State Legislature decided over 60 years ago what would happen to a person’s property if they did not make those decisions… Continue reading Utah Intestacy Laws Explained

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Priority Legislation for Nevada

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending sessions of our state legislature. I am a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association and also the facilitator of my local support group and I am devoted to all causes that will help those who have this horrendous disease and those who are caregivers and family members. Our agenda… Continue reading Priority Legislation for Nevada

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Legal Documents That Every (Responsible) Adult Should Have

If you are like most people, you probably don’t give a lot of thought as to end-of-life or what I will call “special circumstances” documents. Most of us are busy enough worrying over work, getting kids to little-league practice, and unfortunately for many, figuring out how to pay this month’s bills. We often believe that… Continue reading Legal Documents That Every (Responsible) Adult Should Have

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An Examination of the Five Stages of Grief in the Elder Law Setting

We who work in Elder Law and Estate Planning confront grief on a regular basis. Often it is after a loss, as the family is trying to cope with their loss while, unfortunately, pressing business or financial matters have to be dealt with. Alternatively, it is at the juncture where planning intersects with harsh reality,… Continue reading An Examination of the Five Stages of Grief in the Elder Law Setting

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