At McDermott Law we represent individuals, families, and closely held businesses with an extraordinary focus on our clients’ specific, unique objectives. We work closely with our clients and assist them in developing creative and tax-efficient solutions for their current and long-term estate planning and succession needs. We utilize sophisticated estate planning strategies and techniques and are very knowledgeable in related areas including business succession planning, administration of estates and trusts, guardianships and related family issues, and income and transfer tax matters for individuals, estates, trusts and family businesses.
Nothing in life is certain, and that is why it is important to spell out exactly what you want to happen to your assets upon your passing. No matter what stage of life you are in, it is important to have a map for the future. We work closely with clients to create estate plans that are personalized to fit everyone’s unique situation. A typical estate plan includes a will, trust, power of attorney, and Utah advanced healthcare directive.
Many questions arise when you are placed in charge of a trust or estate of someone else. We are here to help you navigate any issues that may arise during these difficult times. We also have experience taking on the role as Trustee when our clients have no other options. We are able to use our experience to efficiently act as Trustee to fulfill our clients’ wishes.
Probate is the process in which an individual gets court appointed to act in the name of the estate of a deceased person. With proper planning probate can often be avoided. This helps everyone save the time and expense of going to court. However, sometimes probate cannot be avoided. In these circumstances, we aid individuals in preparing and filing all of the necessary documents to get through the probate process.
Sometimes no matter how hard someone tries, his or her heirs and beneficiaries will fight over how the estate was split up. When this occurs, the individuals involved will need to seek legal counsel to aid them in how to properly settle the disputes that arise. We have experience in dealing with all sorts of disputes and assisting in settling the issues.