Estate Planning & Probate

At Pearson Butler, we have decades of experience serving individuals, businesses, and families across Utah in over a dozen practice areas. With more than 30 qualified legal professionals, we have the resources and experience needed to resolve even the most complex legal matters.

South Jordan Estate Planning & Probate Lawyers

Create a Comprehensive Plan for Your Family’s Future

No one likes to think about their limited mortality – and as a result, many people choose to procrastinate their estate plan until it is too late. Although it isn’t always comfortable to discuss the end of your own life, it’s essential to have a comprehensive estate plan in place to protect the ones you love, and to ensure that the probate process runs smoothly after your death.

Our trusted team of South Jordan estate planning and probate attorneys are committed to making this process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. At Pearson Butler, we believe in helping people prepare for the future, relying on over 300 years of combined experience in estate planning and other legal matters. By collaborating on your estate plan now, you will find the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your legacy will be preserved for future generations.

We’re ready to help you craft a comprehensive planning strategy for your estate. Contact our South Jordan probate attorneys at (801) 683-5813 today for a consultation.

What Does Estate Planning Entail?

Many people do not realize that estate planning isn’t just about wills and trust, nor is it only for people with a high net-worth. Estate planning is the area of law that encompasses all decisions about the end-of-life, as well as advanced plans for illness and incapacity. Without an appropriate estate plan, it may be harder for your loved ones to make important decisions about your medical treatment or nursing care when you can no longer make those decisions for yourself.

Thus, a comprehensive estate plan can include any of the following services and steps:

  • Writing a last will and testament (better known as “a will”) to define your final wishes
  • Identifying an appropriate guardian for your children and setting aside resources for your spouse
  • Creating trusts to protect your assets, both before and after your death
  • Giving direction for healthcare needs, such as “do not resuscitate” order
  • Naming those in charge of your affairs after incapacitation, through power of attorney (POA) documents

At Pearson Butler, we can also help with any of the following individual estate planning services:

  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Wills and trusts
  • Business planning and asset protection
  • Retirement planning (including Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Trust administration
  • Probate

Skilled Guidance for Probate Proceedings and More

When someone passes away, their will – and most other aspects of their earthly estate – will go through a complex process known as “probate,” which is decided by the probate courts. Additionally, many matters related to incapacity and illness are also handled through probate court. Whether you are an estate administrator, an heir, a beneficiary, or an interested party in these proceedings, our South Jordan estate planning lawyers can help you navigate this process and offer sound guidance and insight.

Let us help you with estate planning or probate matters today. Call Pearson Butler at (801) 683-5813 for more information.

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