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Cottonwood Heights Estate Planners

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  • 18 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Sam F.
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Never in a million years did I expect to be shopping for a divorce lawyer but it happened and after shopping around I found Nick through Thumbtack. He was the first lawyer to actually listen to my concerns. On our first visit he asked me personal questions to understand the back ground of my situation and took the time to know the details. He listened to my point of view and provided solutions I know I couldn't have found anywhere else. I know because I interviewed multiple others. Immediately I was impressed with how super responsive he was to my questions and he demonstrated time and time again how very knowledgeable he was about the divorce process. His advice was always in line with providing me the best chance to be the best father I could be when the divorce was final. If you are looking for a lawyer to help you through the unthinkable process of divorce then look no further. Nick is your guy.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nathan B.
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Ryan helped our family do some Estate Planning. He was terrific! He answered every question thoroughly and efficiently. He was organized with the mountain of paperwork. I would recommend Ryan to anyone!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bl S.
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Cam has advised me on multiple legal matters including: real estate, taxes, and business matters. Will definitely be working more with Mr. Cope in the future!

ABC Utah Law
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ben G.
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I had a great experience with Anders Christensen in setting up my trust. Anders specialty is wills, estates, and trusts. He is friendly, a good listener, and extremely knowledgeable in custom tailoring a trust to my needs. Anders understood the issues I needed to address then presented the options available to me. He took the time to explain the whole process and made it easy to understand. I had a great experience with Anders and highly recommend him.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri R.
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After moving to Utah in 2016 and a major life change, I needed to bring my estate matters into compliance with Utah law. Marianne was great to work with. She is very thorough, up to date, and on top of her game. She made suggestions, explaining pros and cons, made several contacts with my financial advisor to get matters just right, and provided quick and exceptional work. I enthusiastically recommend her and would not hesitate using her services again in the future.

Overson & Sheen, PLLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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For the past 12 years I have hired Rex Bray for a number of legal issues, including estate planning, family law, bankruptcy and construction law related matters. With each case, Rex stays focused on solving the problem without blowing it out of proportion. He isn't egotistical or condescending and doesn't try to bill for unnecessary extras. Sometimes he is hard to get a hold of because he is often in court, but he tries to follow up as quickly as he can. I highly recommend Rex Bray.

Plan Right Law
5.0
from 1 review
    Kelly G.
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    Working with David was a great experience. He got my business agreements prepared sooner than estimated and involved me in the process, working me through the papers. He and his team really helped me out

    Pearson Butler
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    David J.
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    Elliot did a wonderful job! All of the advice I had received about stock options from others was very vague and confusing; he looked at my specific situation and my options and helped us plan for the future!

    Jamestown Estate Planning
    5.0
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      Wally B.
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      Brent RIpley is a top-notch estate planner. I and my wife have worked with him for several years and are thoroughly pleased with his advice and management of our estate. Our estate is quite complicated and Brent has admirably helped us over the hurdles that deal with a blended family, complicated wills and multiple trusts. We would highly recommend Brent to others.

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      Paul W. Jones is an attorney and CPA that can assist you with your business, tax, estate planning, probate, or real estate matter. Paul is very responsive and timely.

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      Successful franchising requires expert knowledge of the numerous legal complexities specific to franchise law. But that's just the beginning. In most cases, the difference between success and failure in franchising is the confidence and ability to anticipate and navigate the numerous opportunities and challenges in each aspect and phase of your development and growth. That level of expertise, insight, and confidence can only be gained through seasoned, hands-on experience with franchisors, franchisees, and advising numerous franchise systems throughout the years. In addition to our experience with franchise law, we handle other aspects of business law including entity formation and the necessary documents to protect your business. We also offer services in trademark law, licensing and distribution, business acquisition and sales, and estate planning. Our litigation team has broad and extensive experience in civil litigation. We offer a free initial consultation.

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      David W. Steffensen has 25 years of experience providing expert, thorough and comprehensive estate planning services for large and small estates including: • Wills • Trusts • Powers of attorney • Living wills • Irrevocable insurance trusts • Giving programs • Charitable giving

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      We are business and estate planning attorneys. Whether you are starting a business, growing your business, or selling your business, we can help you succeed. We can also help you protect your assets from creditors, taxes, and unnecessary fees.

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      I am looking for solutions to the problems that you are facing in a cost effective way. I have often been described as an honest attorney who will let you know how to make your next decision. I love solving problems and finding solutions to complex problems.

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      We specialize in complete estate plan, including revocable living trust, declaration of trust, certification of trust, marital agreement, schedule A, pour-over will, living will, medical power of attorney, durable power of attorney, last instructions and every question you can think of, answered in plain English. Simply go to the website listed below and go to the "products and services" tab and then click on Estate Planning. Here, you will be able to see everything that is offered with this service and see testimonials from some of our many satisfied clients. Also, here you'll find out why a trust is not only for the rich, but a very necessary document for anyone who has any assets whatsoever. Or you can simply call or email me with any questions you might have. P.S. you'll notice that the organization that I am partnered with offers this service at $1495. They have been selling this service for over three years for this price to hundreds of gratified customers. Simply enter the discount code of EPP33964 when you're ready to check out to get the discount price of $795. That's nearly half the price of Integrity Life Skills' already low price. Finally, the peace of mind of knowing that your affairs are in order without having to spend an arm and a leg to get it done. I look forward to hearing from you. Kevin Halper

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      I'm a Utah estate planning attorney specializing in estate plan preparations. I do wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health-care directives, and more.

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      Our services include: * Divorce: pay only $500 in legal fees for your uncontested divorce. I can also assist with your contested divorce. * Business: whether it is drafting a contract or representing you in court, I can help. * Estate planning: if you need a trust or will, I can help you answer questions and provide comfort regarding your future. Call an experienced attorney/lawyer. I offer free initial consultation. I practice throughout Utah, but I am located in Utah county. Trent V. Cahill, PC

      • 17 years in business
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      We are business and estate planning attorneys. We do wills, trusts, living wills, medical directives, power of attorney and probate.

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      We are estate, probate and business planning professionals servicing clients throughout the states of Utah and Oregon.

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      Geoff N. Germane, attorney at law, devotes his legal practice to thorough and careful planning in the areas of estate, business, tax, and asset protection. He avoids the broad-but-shallow approach of many attorneys and spends more time and energy, focusing on narrower areas to be able to offer more creative, more thorough, more personalized, and more effective services. He believes strongly in educating his clients and empowering them to make sound legal decisions that are in line with their objectives and circumstances. Geoff N. Germane began his practice with the largest and oldest law firm in San Diego, and brings that big firm standard of excellence to a smart-firm setting. Geoff is an adjunct professor at UVU in the area of probate and estates and regular presents on estate planning, business planning, and tax and asset protection planning strategies. He is licensed in California and Utah.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What kind of lawyer does wills?

      No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

      Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

      • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
      • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
      • Have an ownership stake in a business
      • Expect someone to contest your will
      • Want to disinherit your spouse

      How much does it cost to have a living will?

      Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

      How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

      Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

      How much should an estate plan cost?

      The cost of an estate plan depends largely on the number of parts it includes and the complexity of the documents. The most basic estate plan is simply a will, but it may also include designating power of attorney or a health care proxy to another person, writing a living will, or making a HIPAA authorization. The average national cost to make an estate plan ranges from $350 to $900, but can cost much more in complicated situations. For example, an estate attorney may charge only $900 to prepare a basic will providing outright distribution — meaning that property and assets are distributed upon death. Writing a more complicated will and holding assets in trusts can cost $3,000, or more. The process of creating an estate plan generally takes two to four weeks, starting with the initial consultation with the wills attorney to identify areas of concern in order to design an estate plan that fits your goals and budget. Once an estate plan is written, the attorney meets with the clients, a notary, and two neutral witnesses to review and sign the plan and associated documents.

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