Jim Alder's blog

The End of Solvent Trap Adapters?

We’re often asked about using a solvent trap adapter as a substitute for buying a suppressor from a dealer.

The person asking the question is often interested in avoiding the wait time on a Form 1 or Form 4 application and in saving the $200 tax involved with those applications. We advise folks that they should not even consider it without an approved Form 1 in hand, but would be better off looking at a good commercial silencer in the first place.

Pet Trusts Explained

When we prepare our estate in case of the event of our untimely death, you often take many things into consideration. Your children’s well-being, the division of your property and inheritance, and even avoiding taxes are all things commonly considered during estate planning. One aspect that is often forgotten or ignored is the welfare of your furry companions.

What are Asset-Protection Trusts?

If you want to protect your assets from creditors or to alleviate the effects of taxes or divorce, a domestic asset-protection trust can help you feel secure. Trusts have a variety of uses and protecting your assets is just one of them. When you set up an asset-protection trust, you will be protected from creditors and others who might claim you owe them money.

LGBT Adoptions in Utah

In 2014, same-sex marriage became legal in Utah, after nearly a year of court battles. This was a surprise to many Utahns, but not us here at the Alder Law Group. Our founder pioneered legal co-guardianships for same-sex couples in Utah long before same-sex marriage became legal in the Beehive state.

The Importance of Mediation

Unfortunately, every year thousands of couples file for divorce. When divorce is litigated, the financial and emotional toll on the family can be devastating. This is why more and more divorces are being handled through mediation rather than litigation.

What is a Gun Trust?

Let’s face it, obtaining certain firearms in the United States can be a difficult task. Title 2 firearms, like machine guns, suppressors, and short-barreled rifles and shotguns, require you to jump through many hoops in order to obtain one of these weapons.

What is a Probate?

Crafting your last will and testament can be an emotionally stressful situation. These feelings are only exaggerated when you realize how difficult the task of dividing up your estate will be for your family members one you have passed away. Here at the Alder Law Group, we understand your desire to keep matters as simple and straightforward as possible for your loved ones. That’s why we strive to provide the proper information to our clients about the estate planning process and what your options are.

Elder Law in Utah

With nearly 9% of Utah's population being 65 or older, Elder Law is an important legal field in the State. Elder Law includes many of the estate planning needs for seniors as well as settling long-term health and medical issues, and establishing a guardianship later in life should they need it. Here at Alder Law Group, we believe that all of our clients deserve the information on Elder Law necessary to make an informed decision.