Utah Drivers Are the Best!

Auto Accidents in Utah are both less likely, and less fatal.   Driving in Utah is the best in the United States, and not just due to the beautiful scenery along our routes either.  In a recent study conducted by Car Insurance Comparison that was highlighted on Fox News, Utah was cited as the home [...]

A Utah Bankruptcy Attorney’s Guide: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy DecisionsHard times have hit everyone everywhere. If you live in Utah, there are many options for handling your debts. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you dig your way out of debt and keep what matters to you. If you find yourself struggling right now, you can file for bankruptcy. It may take a few months [...]

A Utah Bankruptcy Attorney’s Guide: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a right that every American has. A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is one where most debt gets dissolved, such as loans, medical bills, and debt stemming from credit cards. Around 8.7 million people in the United States filed for a chapter 7 bankruptcy between 2006 and 2017. This makes it one of [...]

A Utah Bankruptcy Attorney’s Guide: Secured Debt or Unsecured Debt?

Utah Bankruptcy types of debtConsumer debts can be one of two types: secured or unsecured. Understanding whether your debt is secured or unsecured is vital when considering consumer debt relief, like filing for Bankruptcy with a Utah Bankruptcy Attorney. Secured Debt in Utah Bankruptcy Secured debt requires a lender to take on less risk because they hold an asset, [...]

Immigration Fee Increase — UPDATE

Rule Changes Set to Increase Immigration Filing Fees On August 3, 2020, United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) published a final rule that would significantly increase certain immigration filing fees. The rule would have been effective on October 2, 2020.  The rule would have also removed certain fee exemptions, changed fee waiver requirements, alters [...]

Dramatic Changes to Asylum Application Process and Work Authorizations

­­­The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a final rule that severely limits the ability of many individuals seeking asylum to apply for work authorization in the United States. The new rule took effect on August 25, 2020.  Generally, the new rule will apply to both initial and renewal applications for an Employment [...]

COVID-19 Business Liability

COVID-19 Precautions at a job siteSome of our business clients have contacted us regarding potential liability to employees and or customers related to exposure to COVID-19. Worker's Compensation Claims for COVID-19 If an employee is exposed to or contracts COVID-19 it would be similar to any other exposure to a community-spread illness like a cold or the flu.  It would [...]

Should I Wait to Pursue a Personal Injury Claim Because of COVID-19?

The news media have published stories about how back-logged the court system is as a result of COVID-19 safety measures and closures. Court Backlogs and COVID-19 Delays Some courts across the country are not functioning at all, except for emergency situations.  In Utah, both the federal and state courts are generally operating.  Necessary hearings are [...]

Why Hire a Probate Attorney?

Probate Attorney UtahWhat Probate Attorneys do and Why You Might Want One Losing a loved one is never easy, even when death is expected due to age or illness, and the estate is in order. Finding yourself named as the executor of the loved one's estate, whether you knew about the responsibility in advance or not, adds [...]

Supreme Court’s DACA decision Opens a Window for Dreamers

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Trump administration cannot immediately end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by an Obama administration executive order. “Dreamers,” children who were brought into the country by their parents - either unlawfully or whose lawful status has since expired, are protected from deportation and allowed to [...]