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Jacob D. Briggs

Jacob Briggs’s Legal Guides

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  • Collections Basics

    Every business owner should know a few things about collections, particularly small business owners. You wont do very much unpaid work before you dont get paid yourself. From the perspective of an attorney who has helped clients with collections cases, here are the top things eve...

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  • Changes to Utah Discovery Rules: Deadlines

    The objective of the changes to the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure regarding discovery is to produce quicker and cheaper outcomes. The Advisory Committee notes that the focus is on moving quickly and efficiently to the disposition of the merits ofthe case. A prior blog post discus...

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  • Changes to Utah Discovery Rules: Initial Disclosures

    Utah has new discovery rules that apply in litigation. This post explains how the changes to "Initial Disclosures" will affect a client's case.Prior to 2011, Initial Disclosures were a formality that only applied to cases exceeding $20,000. In reality, little beneficial informati...

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  • AB Trust vs. Simple Trust

    For several years now the use of an AB trust has been in vogue, touted as necessary to maximize the estate tax exemptions of both couples. While the AB trust certainly provides that benefit, estate planning should involve a more nuanced understanding of the benefits and drawba...

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  • Hardship Acquisitions as an Option for Property Owners Affected by Transportation Corridors

    Imagine this: a state or local government tells you that you are no longer welcome in your neighborhood and that you will be forcefully removed from your home if you dont voluntarily leave. It may sound like something that might have happened only in different place or time. ...

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  • Post-foreclosure Bankruptcy Filings in Utah - Part II

    So you are a creditor who has completed a non-judicial foreclosure of real property in Utah--What problems should you prepare for next? The previous Part addressed the complications of regaining possession of the property should the foreclosed party refuse to leave voluntarily a...

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  • Post-foreclosure Bankruptcy Filings in Utah - Part I

    So you are a creditor who has completed a non-judicial foreclosure of real property in Utah--What problems should you prepare for next? Prepare for several potential concerns, particularly if the foreclosed individual files a petition for relief under the Bankruptcy Code. The fil...

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