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Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Established AV-rated business, estate planning and litigation-focused law firm with offices in St. George, UT and Mesquite, NV is seeking a Utah-licensed attorney with 3-4 years’ of experience. Licensure in Nevada is a plus. Experience in sophisticated business/real estate/transactional law and civil litigation is preferred. Firm management experience is also a plus. We offer… Read More »

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Planning for Incapacity

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

In doing estate planning, it is essential to plan not only for death — but for life.


Estate Planning for Blended Families

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Doing proper estate planning for a “yours, mine and ours” family presents many special challenges. This article sets forth problems and provides solutions for what spouses can do when addressing concerns related to blended families.


Is a Living Trust Right for You?

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

The use of a revocable trust (sometimes referred to as a “living trust” or “family trust”) to plan one’s estate has become very popular. Despite the popularity of the revocable trust, revocable trusts are not without their potential problems.


Trust Disputes vs. Probate

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

A will or living trust may also create a separate trust when one spouse dies, in order to shield up a significant portion of the estate from later estate taxes. Such trusts are designed to save money by avoiding probate fees and delays, and by deferring or reducing estate taxes.