Estate Planning

Estate planning procedures have become an essential part of planning for the future. Proper estate planning can help ensure that your family and loved ones can avoid the complicated process of probate -- which requires the courts to divide and administer a person's estate. Despite the fact that many families go through probate in the absence of proper estate planning, it's still important to take the proper steps to outline your own personal will. This can help make the entire process of dividing up your estate much simpler, and it can also help ensure that your wishes can be carried out efficiently, right down to the last detail.

What kind of estate matters does your firm handle?

Given the variety of different estate matters available to clients in the state of Utah, we can help make sure that you and your family are taken care of by preparing all of your estate matters. The sole purpose of estate planning procedures is to ensure that our clients' assets and property are distributed according to their exact wishes after they've passed away. This will help the surviving family members avoid any unnecessary stress and uncertainty with regards to the matters of your estate. A high-quality estate plan can also help reduce the risk of straining family relationships over any kind of battle for assets and property. With that in mind, we provide legal assistance on the following estate matters:

  • Standard wills and living wills
  • Trust planning
  • Probate matters
  • Asset protection
  • Plural family estate planning

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What is probate and how can you help?

In simple terms, probate is the legal process through which a deceased person's estate is properly distributed to any and all beneficiaries, and any debt owed to creditors is paid off. In probate matters, the court will appoint an individual to pay any remaining bills and taxes on the estate before distributing the remaining assets and property to the beneficiaries. Our firm can help iron out the details of probate proceedings and ensure that all pertinent matters are taken care of during the process of distributing estate assets and properties. Of course, probate can be avoided, should you choose to go through the steps of proper estate planning.

Why is estate planning important now?

We try to advise all of our clients to enter into the process of estate planning as soon as possible, in an effort to ensure that you're prepared for the future. Our firm has extensive experience in crafting estate plans for small and large estates and can help you and your family be prepared for when the time comes to execute your last wishes. We can help you draft a will, establish a trust, protect certain assets, and ensure that your assets and property are distributed among any beneficiaries according to your exact specifications. We can also advise you every step of the way so that you can feel confident about the future for both you and your family's well being.

Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Utah County

When it comes to family estate matters, you can’t underestimate having experienced counsel to guide you through. Shaffer Briney Law has extensive experience helping the residents of Utah County with a variety of different estate planning issues, from wills and trusts to complex probate proceedings. If you’re looking for a skilled estate planning attorney you can trust, call our office today.