Trust, Probate & Business Lawyers
You've worked hard to build your estate, business and legacy, let The Law Offices of Kurt A. Johnson, Esq. help you protect what you've accumulated. We are a full-service law firm that practices primarily in estate planning and business law. Kurt is considered one of the top Trust and Probate attorneys in St. George and Las Vegas. The Firm is licensed to practice in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Kurt and his firm would love to help you. Give us a call today at (800) 759-2033 to set up an appointment for your FREE consultation! We have two locations, one in Las Vegas, NV and one in St. George, UT.
A Trust one of the building blocks of a successful estate plan. In short, a trust is a way to transfer assets to your loved ones, a charity, or whomever without incurring as much tax or giving complete control over to them. For instance what if, heaven forbid, you die while your children are young, do you want all of you money going to them outright? Of course not. A trust lets you set the terms of how they get it and how it can be used.
There are many types of trusts including revocable or living trusts, irrevocable trusts, insurance trusts, separate property trusts, and asset protection trusts.
Probate is the formal court proceedings for the administration of the estate of a deceased person. If your estate planning is not done properly your estate could be tied up in litigation and probate court for a long time. Although there are many ways to help speed up the process of probate there is no way to avoid it all together once someone has died. All estates that do not have proper planning done must go through probate once someone dies in order for the distributions from the estate to become official.
If you have lost someone close to you and need help with a probate, the Law Offices of Kurt A. Johnson can help lighten your load.
Formally known as the Last Will and Testament, the will is generally the final document your family will read from you. It lays out how you want your estate disposed of and who you want to oversee the process. If done properly it can prevent fights within the family and make your passing much easier on your family. If you don't have one each state has a set order of how the estate is divided and it will only include direct family. No matter your age or standing in life, everyone should at least have a will.
You've worked hard for what you got, don't let someone else take it from you through a lawsuit. Both Utah and Nevada have great asset protection laws that can be used to your advantage and protect your assets. Call us today to schedule an appointment with an attorney in St. George or Las Vegas that can help you decide the best route to protecting your assets without giving up control.
Business Formation/ Setup
Whether you're already up and running or just getting started, making sure you have a properly formed business that lays out the role of everyone is vital. We do partnership agreements, LLC's, S- Corporations, C-Corporations, and LLP's. Besides making sure everything is set up correctly, we will also handle your annual renewals so you don't have to worry about making sure you are compliant. Save yourself a lot of headache and litigation down the road by laying out at the beginning who owns, contributes and controls what.
Contract Drafting & Review
Do you have a business that needs contracts? Is your employer asking you to sign a document? We can help you draft, review or modify any contract needs you may have.
Estate planning is the comprehensive way to plan for what should happen when you die. The purpose is to make sure that your wishes are carried out and that your estate is maximized for those you love instead of it wasting away in probate or spent on taxes.
To make sure your estate plan is done correctly, The Law Offices of Kurt A. Johnson, Esq. work with your financial adviser, CPA, and other professionals to make sure every angle is covered. It is more than just writing a will or setting up a trust, although those things can play an important role in your estate plan.
In addition to providing exceptional legal counsel, our firm can also help you file your business, estate, or personal taxes with the IRS. With over 25 years of experience with tax filing and over 20 years of legal experience, we know how to make sure you get every deduction and saving the law allows. Additionally, should you ever get audited, you already have an attorney on your side who knows exactly what's going on.