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Wesley Winsor

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  • Texas, Utah
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Biography

Wes is happy and grateful to be able to serve his neighbors, friends, and family in St. George, Utah. Wesley A. Winsor’s practice consists primarily of Estate Planning and Contracts Law. He is a seasoned negotiator and experienced in guiding disputes into resolution.

Legal Services: Estate Planning - Succession Planning - Trusts - Wills - Advance Health Care Directives - Power of Attorney - Deeds - Probate, Guardianship, and Conservatorship Contracts - LLC’s- Operating agreements, Entity Formation, Partnership Agreements - Lease Agreements - Product Liability Waivers - Service Agreements - Negotiation of Contract disputes

In addition to his career, Wes’ interests include entrepreneurship, basketball, bargain shopping, longboarding, and most of all spending time with his wife Lindsay and their four children.

Education: Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law- J.D., Eagle Scholarship Recipient Brigham Young University- B.S., Business Management- Supply Chain Emphasis

Additional Languages: Spanish, Portuguese

Professional Civic Activities: Member, Southern Utah Bar Association; Mediation Training; Youth Sports Coach; Dave Ramsey FPU Coordinator

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Education
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
J.D. (2012) | Business Law & Estate Planning
Eagle Scholarship Recipient; Public Interest Fellow; Vice President of the Federalist Society; Christian Legal Society
Honors: Eagle Scholarship Recipient, Public Interest Fellow
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Brigham Young University
B.S. (2008) | Business Management, Emphasis in Supply Chain
Scholarship recipient; Supply Chain Club; Strategy Club
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Dixie State College
A.A. (2006) | Business & Language
Honor Roll; Student Government; X-Club Service Fraternity
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Professional Experience
Founder
Wealth and Estate Law Group PLLC
- Current
Firm dedicated to the practice estate planning, administration, probate, and and asset protection.
Founding Attorney
Wes Winsor Law PLLC
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Associate Attorney
Seegmiller Law PLLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What Went Wrong?
Wealth & Estate Law
Guardianship vs. Advanced Health Care Agent in Utah
Wealth & Estate Law
How Not To Draft Contracts
Wealth & Estate Law
The Hardest Part of Estate Planning
Wealth & Estate Law
Why Not Just Do It Yourself?
Wealth & Estate Law
Your Kids Might be Headed for Foster Care and you don’t even know it.
Wealth & Estate Law
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning, National Business Institute Estate Planning Seminar
Estate Planning Instruments, Hard of Hearing Division Services
Estate Planning Q & A, Memory Matters
Revocable Living Trusts, Memory Matters
Probate Court, Alzheimers and Dementia Society
Awards
Superb Rating
Avvo
Best Probate Lawyers in Saint George
Expertise.com
Top Attorney Award in Estate Planning & Elder Law
Attorney.com
2019-2022
Legal Elite
Utah Business
Up and Coming Legal Elite
Utah Business
Corporate Alliance Top Ten Carma Award Nominee
Corporate Alliance of Southern Utah
Professional Associations
Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
Member
- Current
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Corporate Alliance
C4 Member
- Current
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Business Networking International- Tenacity Chapter
Member
- Current
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Southern Utah Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Utah Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
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Utah
Utah State Bar
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Elder Law
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Our lawyer advised us to wait a year to access estate funds after our mother's death and is now not answering our calls.
A: Thank you for sharing your situation with me regarding the structured settlement payments that have passed on to your mother and are now distributed to you by her lawyer. I understand the concerns you and your sister have regarding the handling of these funds.

In terms of when you can start dispersing the funds divided equally among your siblings, there is no strict rule that dictates the exact timing. It is indeed common practice to wait approximately one year after the passing of the individual to ensure all necessary paperwork, including taxes on income, are appropriately accounted for. This waiting period allows for a thorough assessment of the estate to be conducted to guarantee that all debts and obligations are settled before any distribution takes place.

Once you decide to distribute the funds, it's crucial to understand that this decision is final. If distributions are made prematurely or incorrectly, the personal representative may bear personal liability towards creditors. It's essential to proceed with caution and ensure that all legal requirements are met before releasing any funds to beneficiaries.

If you continue to face challenges in communication with the lawyer and require further assistance, do not hesitate to explore other legal avenues to address your concerns. Your commitment to overseeing the estate responsibilities diligently is commendable, and seeking clarity on these matters is a thoughtful step towards ensuring a fair and lawful distribution of the funds. Stay proactive and informed throughout the process to navigate this situation with confidence and integrity.

I hope this helps.

Wes Winsor
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Q. My grandfather verbally willed me his car, but he died before giving me the title. How can i put the car in my name?
A: Hey there!

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather's passing and the complications surrounding his car. It turns out, in Utah, verbal Wills aren't recognized - it's all about having everything in writing. Here is a link: https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title75/Chapter2/75-2-S502.html?v=C75-2-S502_1800010118000101 It seems like you're dealing with a tricky situation.

If your Grandfather had a written will, that document will be crucial in determining what happens to his property. It's like a roadmap that needs to be followed accurately. On the other hand, if there's no written will, then things would proceed according to the law of intestacy. That means there will be a specific order of who gets what.

A personal representative would come into play here - they'd be the one responsible for handling the distribution of your Grandfather's property. It's a lot to navigate, but hopefully, this sheds some light on the next steps you might need to take.

This can get complicated quickly. A court action will be necessary to appoint a personal representative if your grandfather owned more than $100k in personal property or exclusively owned (or owned as a tenant in common) any real property at the time of his death. I know you are only talking about a car here, but the Law takes into account all of his holdings.

I hope the helps, but likely you will want to sit down with an attorney, so they can describe the process in detail and help analyze the issues with you.

Sincerley,

Wes Winsor
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Q. Can Trust date next to signature be different than the date trust was actually signed?
A: Hey there,

I completely understand your concerns about the date next to the signature on your mom's Trust document. While it may not automatically invalidate the Trust, it does open up the possibility of scrutiny and potential challenges in the future. It's definitely something to keep an eye on and maybe consider rectifying if possible.

Hope this helps clarify things a bit!

Best regards,

Wes
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Blog
St. George, Utah Estate Planning and Contract Attorney
Videos
St. George Utah Estate Planning and Contract Attorney Wes Winsor Law PLLC presents Utah's Intestacy Statute Explained. Find out what will happen if you die without a will or trust... Utah Estate Planning at its Core- Transition of Assets and Incapacity Planning

St. George Utah Estate Planning and Contract Attorney Wes Winsor Law PLLC presents Utah's Intestacy Statute Explained. Find out what will happen if you die without a will or trust...

Designation of Guardianship Parents sentence their kids to foster care when they go on vacation without one of these.

Designation of Guardianship

Pay for it now or pay for it later Wes Winsor Law Law | Pay for your Estate Planning now or Pay more for it later.

Pay for it now or pay for it later

Utah's Intestacy Statute Utah's Intestacy Statute Explained | St. George, UT | Estate Planning Attorney 435-669-9755

Utah's Intestacy Statute

Negotiation Basics: BATNA explained. St. George Contract Attorney Wes Winsor Negotiation Basics: BATNA Explained

Negotiation Basics: BATNA explained.

Wes Winsor Law Value Proposition St. George, UT Trust and Contract Attorney | Welcome to Wes Winsor Law | Local & Experienced

Wes Winsor Law Value Proposition

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St. George, Utah Trust and Probate Attorney explains what probate court is, and the general process that it follows.  Video talks about Formal, Informal, Executors, Personal Representatives, and... St. George, Utah Probate, Estate Planning and Contract Attorney | Trusts | Wills | Executors

website: http://www.weswinsorlaw.com/estate-planning/ St. George, Utah Trust and Probate Attorney explains what probate court is, and the general process that it follows. Video talks about Formal, Informal, Executors, Personal Representatives, and...

Estate and Legacy Planning 101 Estate/Legacy Planning 101 Gifting More than Just Money

Estate and Legacy Planning 101

Website: www.weswinsorlaw.com St. George Utah Contract and Agreements Firm present the four elements of a contract. Ever wonder if you have actually made a contract with someone? Watch and you... Contract Basics: The 4 Elements of a Contract | Wes Winsor Law | Contracts and Estate Planning

Website: www.weswinsorlaw.com St. George Utah Contract and Agreements Firm present the four elements of a contract. Ever wonder if you have actually made a contract with someone? Watch and you...

Wes Winsor is a contract attorney in St. George, UT. For more information on contracts please visit http://www.weswinsorlaw.com/contracts Video goes through the basics of the Parol Evidence Rule. The Parol... Contracts Parol Evidence Rule | Utah Contract Attorney | Wes Winsor Law

Wes Winsor is a contract attorney in St. George, UT. For more information on contracts please visit http://www.weswinsorlaw.com/contracts Video goes through the basics of the Parol Evidence Rule. The Parol...

website: http://www.weswinsorlaw.com/estate-planning/ St. George, Utah Trust and Probate Attorney explains what probate court is, and the general process that it follows. Video talks about Formal, Informal, Executors, Personal Representatives, and... St. George, Utah Probate, Estate Planning and Contract Attorney | Trusts | Wills | Executors

website: http://www.weswinsorlaw.com/estate-planning/ St. George, Utah Trust and Probate Attorney explains what probate court is, and the general process that it follows. Video talks about Formal, Informal, Executors, Personal Representatives, and...

Contact & Map
Wealth and Estate Law Group PLLC| Estate Planning, Probate, and Contracts
217 West Tabernacle Street
Saint George, UT 84770
Telephone: (435) 669-9755
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We are happy to accommodate appointments outside of working hours upon request.