In the Case Of Previous Marriages
In Utah, if you are married but do not leave a valid will, your spouse will inherit all of your property unless you have children from a previous marriage. If you have children from a previous marriage, your spouse will inherit the first $75,000 after which one-half of your property will go to your spouse and one-half to your children. This is subject to homestead allowance, family allowance, and exempt property.
Avoid the mistake of not working with a lawyer to prepare your will and other estate planning documents. While online and fill-in-the-blank forms are available, they are often filled out or executed improperly. These oversights can lead to unintended and often disastrous consequences such as a will contest, issues in transferring property, and litigation. Rely on the judgment and skills of a lawyer to handle this important and complex process and the coordination of all estate planning documents.