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Avoiding Probate Without an Estate Plan

Posted by Will Harnish | Jan 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Does a world exist where people can avoid both probate and estate planning attorneys? Absolutely. All it takes to avoid complex legal documents (even the “simplified” ones found online) and probate court is a little elbow grease and patience. To avoid probate, one simply needs to make non-testame...

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Intestate Succession, Part II: Everyone but the Spouse

Posted by Will Harnish | Nov 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Click here for Intestate Succession, Part I: The Surviving Spouse Families come in all shapes and sizes. Nearly every client that walks through my door has a story about how their family is made up that necessitates extra thought and attention. That said, there is no way to outline intestate succ...

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Intestate Succession, Part I: The Surviving Spouse

Posted by Will Harnish | Nov 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

You are technically right: You don't need an estate plan. If you die without one, your property may get tied up for a while, but state law has cumbersome processes in place that should eventually get property distributed from your estate. However, who your heirs are (and if they get anything) are...

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Electronic Signatures on Wills

Posted by Will Harnish | Sep 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Signing a will in Utah has always involved a sort of ceremony to ensure that the testator's wishes are properly memorialized. Sometimes getting the testator, the attorney, two witnesses, the notary, and ofttimes an assistant into the same room proves to be a logistical hassle, which has only been...

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Which is Better: a Will or a Trust?

Posted by Will Harnish | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

As soon as someone hears that I am an estate planner, the first question is always: “So which one should I get: a will or a trust?” In truth, the two shouldn't be pitted against each other, as a good estate plan will likely utilize both – regardless of the size of someone's estate. Yet there seem...

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With Juris Doctorates from Harvard and the University of Wyoming, and with advanced post-JD-LL.M. education in taxation from New York University and Boston University, Ephraim and Will are among the most qualified tax and estate specialists in Utah.

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