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Secrets of “THE LAW”

Secrets of “THE LAW”

If you meet an attorney claiming to know THE LAW, find a different attorney.   There are many misconceptions in the world of lawyers and law stuff.  A great many.  One of the most prominent is the mistaken belief that just because someone has a law degree and has passed a bar exam that person knows “THE […]

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McDonald’s and the emergency room–what they have in common; but also why you will never see drive-through brain surgery

McDonald’s and the emergency room–what they have in common; but also why you will never see drive-through brain surgery

What do the hospital emergency room McDonald’s have in common? Answer: on-demand access. In this era of on-demand services, along with all-access TV and movie resources and all the other things instantly accessible via the internet, we sometimes find that clients and customers have unrealistic ideas about similar on-demand access to professional services.  Some people […]

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Should you update your trust?

Should you update your trust?

If you already have a trust, you should be commended for your wise planning. However, as time passes and laws change, it makes sense to review and update your trust to ensure that it remains consistent with your goals. I spend a significant amount of my time each week reviewing legal documents drafted by other attorneys (and sometimes […]

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The surgeon and the scalpel

The surgeon and the scalpel

What are you really paying for when it comes to surgery–the surgeon or the scalpel?   We all have knives around the house. Some of us even have surgical scalpels (or other very sharp instruments).  Likewise, many of us have access to medical supplies. Why then do we not just perform surgery in our homes, especially […]

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What Thomas Jefferson Might Say About Your Business Arrangements (Part 2)

What Thomas Jefferson Might Say About Your Business Arrangements (Part 2)

If Thomas Jefferson were to have a gander at your business operations, what would he say? Wise people listen to other wise people. In the last post, we introduced the idea that part of what made the Declaration of Independence so powerful, clear and durable was the fact that it was written, not just an […]

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What Thomas Jefferson Might Say About Your Business Arrangements

What Thomas Jefferson Might Say About Your Business Arrangements

Ever heard of the Declaration of Independence? Any question about what Thomas Jefferson included in the declaration?   We can Google it and read for ourselves at any time. Had Thomas just “declared” independence and not actually written his historic declaration, things might be different. Thankfully, Mr. Jefferson was a very wise attorney. Whatever you […]

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$3,000 per hour (and $100 per signature)

$3,000 per hour (and $100 per signature)

We tend to see the “value” in medical services, but there can sometimes be a disconnect in how we view services provided by non-medical professionals. One of my family members recently visited a local doctor’s office for a “prescription maintenance” appointment.  In other words, my family member needed to see the physician’s assistant (i.e. not even […]

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Common sense is NEVER out of place

Common sense is NEVER out of place

In all aspects of life, including when it comes to financial and legal matters, don’t forget to use the common sense. I have recently been contacted by clients about a variety of matters of great urgency, each of which could be resolved by a little common sense.  I won’t go into details because of client […]

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Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate in Utah? (part 2) (estate planning basics)

Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate in Utah? (part 2) (estate planning basics)

When a professional is billing you by the hour, things can get expensive in a hurry. In our last post, we focused on the public nature of probate and noted that fact, by itself, this publicity is often reason enough for people to choose probate avoidance planning methods. By the way, notice that we used […]

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Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate in Utah? (estate planning basics)

As a general rule, court proceedings are something to be avoided, for a variety of reasons. Those who follow this blog know that we often include cartoon pictures which are most often intended to be humorous. The picture that accompanies today’s post is no except. To be clear, we are NOT intending to give serious […]

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