Blog of Utah Laws & Information

Bicycle Injuries & How to Stay Safe

During the summer, the amount of bicycle injuries skyrockets. While bike accidents can seem trivial, the most serious accidents can leave those injured with trauma, both physical and mental. Even with the proper protective gear, you’re at risk for thin

100 Deadliest Days

As you may be aware, we are in the range of Utah’s 100 Deadliest Days. If you’re unfamiliar with this, Utah’s 100 Deadliest Days are when car crashes nearly double on Utah’s roads. The 100 days go from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Don’t let your summer r

Types of Personal Injury Cases

When you think of a personal injury case, an auto accident is likely the first thing that comes to mind. Many people don’t realize that the range of personal injuries one can experience varies greatly. If something on this list has happened and inflict

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident, you might be wondering if you should hire a personal injury lawyer. Filing a personal injury lawsuit requires specialized skill and training and a knowledge of the legal system. You should never make a claim

Types of Mediation

As we’ve mentioned in our post, 3 Things You Didn’t Know About Mediation, mediation is a great way to find common ground. You might be wondering which types of cases can you use mediation for. We want to highlight some of the best types of cases that w

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Mediation

Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party assists two or more participants in resolving a dispute. The third party, the mediator, works to help the parties reach an agreement, but the mediator has no decision-making authority and cannot tel

Preparing for Child Custody Mediation

Mediation is often times one of the most productive ways to resolve a child custody dispute. What is a child custody mediation and how can you prepare for one? Child custody mediation is where both parents, accompanied by their attorneys, meet with a n

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