Probate & Estate Administration
When an individual dies, their property must pass to someone. In Utah, it is frequently necessary to utilize the Probate courts to legally transfer ownership of a deceased person's property. There are certain types of property that can can be legally transferred after death without using the Probate process such as property held in trust, or property that has POD, TOD or other beneficiary designations. In cases where the dollar value of the "estate" of an individual is less than $100,000 and contains no land, the deceased individual's property may be collected and distributed using a "small estate affidavit."
Regardless of how property is held, how it is titled, or the nature and extent of that property, when it comes time for its distribution, it can be a complicated and difficult process for the uninitiated. Often, our clients have been named as an "executor," a "personal representative" or a "trustee" in a deceased family member's estate planning documents. In other cases, our clients have had family members who have passed away without any estate planning documents and want to make sure that the assets left by that family member are properly distributed. At Platt Law, P.C., we help our clients understand the Probate process and will walk them through it. Where a living trust was used as the primary estate planning device, we can help you understand your fiduciary responsibilities and obligations as Trustee.
From within Utah County and Salt Lake County, our law firm represents estate planning and elder law clients from Alpine, Highland, Lehi, American Fork, Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain, Sandy, Draper, Herriman, South Jordan, Pleasant Grove, Salt Lake City, Lindon, Provo, Orem, Spanish Fork, Payson, Santaquin, and Springville. The Utah Law Firm of Platt Law, P.C. focuses on Utah estate planning, wills, trusts, estates, probate administration, asset protection, Medical Assistance planning, Medicaid planning & eligibility, Veterans Benefits planning, VA Aid and Attendance planning, elder law, business succession planning, family limited partnerships, real estate and transactional law. With years of experience, attorney RobRoy Platt is an experienced estate planning attorney, trust attorney, probate attorney, asset protection attorney, Medicaid attorney, Veterans Benfits attorney, and elder law attorney. Melissa Platt is an experienced business succession attorney, trust attorney, estate planning attorney, and real estate attorney.