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Kenneth Prigmore

Kenneth Prigmore

Prigmore Law, PLLC
  • Estate Planning, Real Estate Law
  • Utah
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Ken Prigmore owns his firm and has been practicing in the state of Utah over the past 15 years. His focus is on Wills, Trusts and Probates. Ken is careful to give his clients pressure-free options and advice.

Ken's professional accomplishments include presiding over two Attorney training groups in his field.

When he isn't at work, you can usually find him spending time with his family. His favorite local vacation spot is St. George, Utah.

University of Oklahoma College of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
Honors: Dean's List
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Brigham Young University
B.A. | English
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Professional Experience
Solo Attorney
Prigmore Law, PLLC
- Current
Solo Attorney
Wasatch Disability Law, PLLC
Representing clients seeking Social Security Disability benefits.
Managing Attorney
Utah Disability Law
Practicing Social Security Disability law.
Associate Attorney
Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C.
Representing clients in Social Security claims, drafting estate planning documents, creating corporations, drafting contracts, researching real estate issues.
Associate Attorney
Reneer and Associates
Drafting motions and representing clients at hearings and at trial.
Clerk / Associate Attorney
Hughes and Morley
Meeting with clients. Drafting contracts. Representing clients at hearings.
Articles & Publications
"Should My Client Apply for Social Security Disability?"
Utah Trial Journal
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 11232
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Utah Association for Justice
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Utah Association for Justice
President of the Social Security Law Section
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Wasatch Front American Inn of Court
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
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  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Legal Answers
Q. The owners of a home I am renting (yearly lease with 9 months left) want to buy out our lease. What are our rights?
A: Your lease is a contract that will control whether a buyout is allowed and how it needs to transpire. If there is no mention of a buyout in your lease, then your landlord will need your permission to terminate the contract.

Unless the lease says otherwise, you can negotiate what you think is fair for them to buyout your lease. If they don't pay what you think makes it worth moving out, they cannot require you to leave.

As you already live there, you are in a good situation to negotiate. If they tried to evict you, they would need something in the lease to allow it. Otherwise, the court will not evict you as long as you keep the terms of the lease.
Q. Does a person appointed as “attorney-in-fact” have any authority after the one who appointed them dies?
A: Great question. A Power of Attorney names someone as your Attorney-in-fact. This always ends at death or before. The Power of Attorney is never used after death.

Please note that the Personal Representative of the Estate technically needs to be approved by a judge in Probate Court to have official capacity. If assets are passed on privately, (a non-private transfer might be a deed to a home that is recorded with the county, or money in a bank account), then those private assets are often passed to heirs without ever going to court. This usually happens outside the court when no one knows the official capacity is necessary, or no one objects to the distribution of property.

If you object to how the Personal Representative is handling things, you can open a probate case and argue the Personal Representative has not yet been named and may be using their perceived authority incorrectly.

A judge will then determine who should serve as personal representative and tell them what they must do under the terms of the Will. If they refuse to follow the Will, the Judge can remove them and replace them with a new Personal Representative.
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Q. if a Utah marriage certificate was signed under duress and did not have an actual 2nd witness, is it a binding contract?
A: What is more important than the certificate is how long you have been married. Clerks make errors on certificates all the time, but that does not automatically void them. Similarly, who signs the certificate and when are not normally a problem.

Your question sounds like you may feel forced into a marriage, which can be corrected no matter how valid the marriage is. I highly recommend you speak with someone professional about your situation, like a counselor or even a divorce attorney to discuss the details.

If an error were made on your certificate, but you presented yourselves to others as being married for many years, then a court will likely find that you have been married.

Marriage certificates are not contracts. Marriage has laws that control how it can be created and how it can end, and how assets of the marriage must be divided, but there is no way to "enforce" a marriage like you might enforce a contract.

It sounds like you may have been fed some misinformation. Don't stop there. Please get advice from a professional after explaining your details.
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Prigmore Law, PLLC
946 N 200 E
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Telephone: (801) 210-1058
Cell: (801) 210-1058