Blog of Utah Laws & Information

Estate Planning is for Everyone

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging during a person’s life for the management and disposal of that person’s estate after death. There are many reasons why estate planning is beneficial and why everyone should have an estate pla …

Meet Dan Kent!

We have a new addition here at Hillyard, Anderson, Olsen! We’d like to welcome Daniel Kent! Daniel graduated from Utah State University in 1998 with two degrees in Liberal Arts and French. He furthered his education at Vermont Law School in 2001 where …

Passage of the New Tax Law

Congress recently enacted what is commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”). Among other changes in the Act, Congress provided temporary modifications to estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.  Specifically, the Act doubled …

The Benefits of Hiring an Adoption Attorney

Adopting a child is one of the biggest decisions you can make in your lifetime.  It is also one of the few times that people are excited to go to Court, including the judges.  The joy of finalizing an adoption is difficult to describe.  Our attorneys w …

Divorce To-Do List

January is the coldest month of the year, and, apparently, the “cold air” extends beyond the temperature. January has been reported as the most popular time of the year to file for divorce. After finding the right attorney for you, it’s time to start p …

A Step Towards Zero Fatalities

Have you heard of Utah’s, “Zero Fatalities” goal? In hopes of strengthening Utah’s impaired driving laws and reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths on our roads, Governor Herbert has signed the bill that makes changes to Driving Under the Influenc …

Food Truck Permit Regulations

With food trucks on the rise as ways to enjoy delicious, unique food, Utah Food Truck owners will have an easier time traveling to different cities throughout Utah! Before January 2017, in order to serve food in a food truck, you had to have a differen …

Helmet Laws in Utah

Hold onto your hats… or helmets! The state of Utah has raised the age under which an individual must wear protective headgear to operate certain vehicles on a highway , from 18 to 21. The vehicles in which this law will be enforced with are: A motorcyc …

A Bill to Help Anti-bullying and Anti-Hazing

A bill requiring school districts to have anti-bullying and anti-hazing policies in place passed the House in the final minutes of the 2017 general legislative session. Luz Escamilla, the Chief Sponsor of the bill helped Utah Legislature pass the bill …

The End of Mandatory Vehicle Safety Inspections

The Utah Legislature has cleared a bill that ends mandatory vehicle safety inspections. In return, the senate increased registration fees by $1 and made wearing a seatbelt a permanent primary offense. However, this bill does not go into effect until Ja …