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Do I Need a Trust If I Have a Will?

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Whether you need a trust in addition to a will depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your estate planning. A trust and a will are two separate estate planning tools that serve different purposes. A will serves as a kind of blueprint regarding the distribution of your assets to your heirs. A… Read more »

Evidence to Collect After a Car Accident

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If you get involved in a car accident, it is extremely important to gather as much evidence as possible about what happened and how the accident affected you. The more documentation you have, the better your chances to obtain a fair car accident settlement. Mountain View Law Group, a team of car accident lawyers in… Read more »

What does Life Look Like after Bankruptcy?

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If you have been dodging calls from creditors or facing difficulties meeting your monthly obligations, the idea of a debt-free life might seem like a pipe dream. But do you know it’s possible? Yes, bankruptcy can help repair the damage done by the financial challenges you are facing. While bankruptcy isn’t entirely hassle-free, it’s an… Read more »

Bankruptcy Means Test: What You Should Know

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Anyone who wishes to file for bankruptcy under chapter 7 must pass Utah means test. The test is normally used on higher-income earners. This means that if a person’s income is below the Utah median for their household size, then they are exempted from the test. But, in case your income is above the Utah… Read more »

What is a “Domestic Partner?”

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  What Is a Domestic Partnership? A domestic partnership is like marriage and may also be known as a “civil union.” People receive some of the same benefits that couples receive after they get married. Each state gives people in domestic partnerships different benefits, but some of the common benefits include the following: Domestic partners… Read more »

Safety Measures Employers Should Be Taking in the Office

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Employers must provide a safe workplace for their employers and anyone else on the premises. Most employers follow OSHA guidelines for office settings. This information should be explained to each new employee upon hire. Will failure to enact safety measures on the job site may set the employer up for a workers compensation penalty if… Read more »

Avoiding Trust Litigation: Your Guide

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Establishing a trust is an excellent way of controlling who gets what from your estate. A trust attorney Utah can help you set up a trust in which you are the trustor. The person you designate to manage the trust and execute its terms is known as the trustee, and the person who receives the… Read more »

Is Pain And Suffering Included In Workers’ Compensation?

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When you are injured due to the negligence of others, your life can quickly change. Whether you were involved in a car accident, bitten by a dog, or slipped and fell in a parking lot or store, you deserve to be compensated for not only your physical injuries, but also for the pain and suffering… Read more »

What You Should Look For In An Estate Planning Lawyer

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It’s never too early or late to start planning for your future, an estate planning lawyer can play an important role to guide you today to protect your future. A Utah estate-planning lawyer can make sure that you have control over your legacy. There are a few reasons to hire an estate planning lawyer in… Read more »

What is a Bankruptcy Exemption?

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Bankruptcy exemptions allow you to keep some of your property in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Exemptions also lower the amount of money that you have to pay your creditors in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Federal Exemptions vs. State Exemptions In Utah, you cannot use any of the federal exemptions, but you can use the state… Read more »

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