Utah Probate Attorneys

When a family member, friend, or loved one passes away, his or her estate may have to go through a court process referred to as probate.


The probate process in Utah is where the Court appoints an individual (or sometimes multiple individuals) to gather, manage, and ultimately distribute the assets of a person who has passed away. Probate may be necessary if the deceased individual had a will, or if the individual passed away with no formal estate plan in place at the time of their death (called “intestate”).

Without a properly probated estate, contention and fighting among family and friends may ensue and assets (i.e. bank funds, real estate, insurance policies, etc.) may be inaccessible for distribution.

The complexity and time involved in the Utah probate process depend on the specific case’s family, heirs, estate size, and asset types involved. These factors also determine whether the matter may be probated formally or informally.



No matter the specifics of the case, a probate lawyer can help you get through the following:

  • File a court petition that requests the Court to appoint a personal representative to determine the validity of a will.
  • File a court petition to determine that a person has passed away intestate (without a will).
  • Determine whether a probate case should be filed formally or informally.
  • Receive notice by the court of the probate proceedings to each heir listed in the petition.
  • Prepare an inventory and/or accounting.
  • Take appropriate steps to notify possible creditors.
  • Distribute the assets of the estate.



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We have assisted and successfully represented numerous clients dealing with paternity issues. Because of our experience dealing with a wide range of paternity-related cases, we can assist clients whether or not they claim to be the father of the child.

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Custody & Parent Time

Whether you have a custody battle resulting from an ongoing divorce, or if you’re an unmarried parent fighting for custody of a child, the attorneys at Burton Attorneys at Law have the experience to handle your case.

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Child Support

In Utah, by law, every child is entitled to the support of both parents, whether the parents are married or not. Although Utah law provides child support guidelines used by the courts to calculate a parent’s base child support obligation.

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Simply stated, mediation is a non-binding forum for a divorcing couple to work out the terms of their divorce with the help of a trained mediation specialist. The only requirement of mediation is that a party attend and make a good faith effort at resolution.

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We recommend attending mediation with the help of a legal professional. Mediators are neutral parties who cannot give legal advice. Mediation will involve the discussion relating to all your divorce issues including real estate and personal property issues, division of financial assets (401k, stocks, bonds, etc.)

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Step Parent Adoption

Step-parents often develop a strong bond of love and affection with a stepchild. As a loving figure in a step child’s life, it may be in everyone’s best interests for a step parent to seek an adoption and make the relationship legal.

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When a family member, friend or loved one passes away, his or her estate may have to go through a court process referred to as probate. This is the process whereby the Court appoints an individual, or sometimes multiple individuals, to gather, manage, and ultimately distribute the assets of the one who passed away.

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There is no set formula to determine when, or if, a party should receive alimony (spousal support) from a divorcing spouse. In determining alimony the courts will consider the needs of the party requesting alimony, the ability of that party to provide for his or her own needs, and the ability of the other divorcing party to pay alimony.

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Family Law

At Burton Law Firm, our family law attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients through all areas of family law. By leveraging the combination of skill with years of experience, our attorneys will do everything in their power to achieve the outcome desired by their clients.

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Division of Retirement

When a Court grants a decree of divorce, it will also address the parties’ rights with respect to the assets they acquired during their marriage. This includes retirement assets, such as 401(k) accounts, IRAs, and pensions.

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A guardian helps an individual care for their physical well-being while a conservator helps an individual handle their financial affairs. By appointing a guardian and/or conservator, you are providing your loved one with the assistance of someone who cares in order to help them handle day to day matters and to make important legal decisions.

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The important thing to do is to trust your probate case to an experienced probate lawyer in Utah.

Burton Family Attorneys handles only matters related to the family. Because family law is our focus, we understand the complexities and challenges you face in handling your family’s legal matters, such as probate.

If your loved one has passed on and you have questions regarding the management and distribution of his or her estate, contact one of our probate lawyers to help you through Utah’s probate process.


Contact us today for a consultation with an attorney. During the meeting, you will be advised of your options as well as the cost of pursuing each option that you have. In order to more efficiently serve you, we encourage you to organize pertinent documents prior to your initial consultation if possible.

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Ogden, Utah 84403

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(801) 393-1106



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