Haslam Law PLLC

Michael Haslam

Explaining to you how we’re different requires an explanation of what the “traditional” experience with a lawyer is like.  If you’ve worked with a lawyer to prepare estate planning documents for you in the past, this will sound familiar.

During the traditional experience, you’ll go in and meet with a lawyer who will oftentimes make things seem very complicated and confusing.  You’ll have a good idea that the lawyer is smart and seems to know what they are doing, so you’ll nod and answer questions, as if you understand everything.  Because you want to do the right thing for your family, you’ll have the lawyer prepare documents for you and you’ll sign the documents, feeling relieved that you’ve got that taken care of.

You’ll take your fancy planning binder home, stick it on a shelf or in a drawer, mark estate planning off on your checklist as DONE and never think about it again.

You might remember your lawyer said something about moving your bank accounts into the trust.  So you’ll go to the bank, forget what you were supposed to do, call your lawyer’s office, get a voicemail, have to leave the bank and wait for a call back, (which takes several hours at least and sometimes days) and by that time, you’ll have gotten busy with other things and never get around to moving that bank account.

A few weeks later, you’ll get a bill in the mail for $67.50 for 15 minutes of your lawyer’s time for answering a couple of questions.  You’ll make a mental note “don’t call lawyer ever again.”

Several years later, you’ll refinance your house or sell it and buy a new one and forget that you were supposed to let your lawyer know or make sure you kept the title in the name of the trust.

Your children will get older, making your guardianship choices outdated, but you don’t want to call your lawyer because you know you’ll get a bill in the mail two weeks later.

You’ll hear something about a change in the tax law, but you figure you’d surely get a letter in the mail from your lawyer if it was something that affected you, so you don’t worry about it.  And, you’d have to dig through boxes to find your trust documents so you could remember your lawyer’s name and find her contact information.  Who has time for that?

It’s not until you become incapacitated or die and your family finds the binder you stuck up on a shelf several years before and never looked at again, that they’ll realize your plan is so outdated that it has nothing to do with your life, your assets and the law.

Unfortunately, what I discovered is the estate planning industry was not designed to serve changing families who experience lots of change on their way to success.

Our Firm Helps You Prepare for Life

What makes our firm different is that we were built with the needs of changing families in mind. We understand you are BUSY, you are growing, you are planning for a life of prosperity and you value ease, convenience and efficiency. You want to know you’ve made the best decisions for your family and that your plan will work when your loved ones need it most. You want to make sure your children will be prepared to receive your wealth if anything happens to you.

That is our focus as well. We’ve developed unique systems to give you the same access to a personal family lawyer as was previously only available to the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Sam Walton so you can have the guidance you need to build and maintain a life of prosperity and wealth.

We encourage communication with our clients. In fact, we’ve thrown out the time clocks so you never have to be afraid to call with a quick question.

Everything we do is billed on a flat-fee basis, agreed to in advance, so there are never any surprises.

We have a whole team to serve you. When you call our office to ask your quick question, you won’t have to wait hours or days for a phone call back. You’ll get your question answered, right away. And, if you need to schedule a more in-depth legal or strategic call with your personal lawyer, a call will be scheduled when you’re both available and ready for the call so we can make the very best use of your time and not waste your time by leaving voicemail after voicemail back and forth.

And, we ensure the most important details of your planning are followed through on and your plan continues to work throughout your lifetime.

We have a funding coordinator to ensure your assets are protected throughout your lifetime and none of your assets will end up going through a long, expensive court process or being lost to the state because they were missed after your death.

We’ve created unique membership programs to keep your plan up to date year in and year out as well as give you access to our Trusted Team of Legal Experts for guidance on ANY legal or financial matter. One day you will need a lawyer. I don’t know why and I don’t know when, but when you do, you will be grateful you can call on us and well be here to advise you or get you out of a jam.

Lastly, we believe your financial wealth is only a small part of your overall “Family Wealth” which is made up of your far more valuable, Intellectual, Spiritual and Human assets - who you are and what’s important to you.

Most estate plans are only able to transfer your financial wealth onto the next generation. The intangible nature of your much greater wealth has made it difficult to capture and it is most often lost when someone passes. How much do you know about your grandparents values? Their most prized personal possessions? How they felt about you? What they had learned during their lifetime?

If you are like most people, you know very little. But, the wealthiest families capture these assets and pass them along right with their financial wealth. And, that’s part of the reason the rich keep getting richer.

We’ve developed a tool that allows us to pass on your whole family wealth, including your Intellectual, Spiritual and Human assets. I can’t go into all of the details here, but we’ll definitely talk about when you come into meet with your Personal Family Lawyer.

We look forward to seeing you and caring for your family soon.

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Proudly serving Northern Utah. Our Main office is located in Farmington with satellite offices in Ogden and Salt Lake.

Contact Us

Michael Haslam
Haslam Law PLLC

Phone: (801) 951-0500

1371 N 1075 W Suite 5
Farmington, Utah 84025

Email: contact@haslamlawoffice.com
Web: www.haslamlawoffice.com

About Us

Michael Haslam is the owner of Haslam Law, a business dedicated to providing legal services to our better than 50 generation. His practice is centered on developing lifelong relationships with his clients and to serve as a trusted advisor to their families and businesses.

Michael graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he also obtained a MBA with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and innovation.

While working in the hospice industry, Michael grew a deep understanding of the issues facing seniors and witnessed the significant impact estate and elder law has on an individual and their family. His goal is to help gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing their most prized possessions are protected.

Haslam Law is built on a foundation of integrity and thoughtful consideration of clients needs. As a native of Northern Utah, a husband, father and small business owner, Michael understands the importance and vital nature of the legal issues facing his clients and strives to meet these with commitment and excellence.

He considers it an honor to serve the people of Northern Utah and looks forward to the opportunity of assisting you.

Attorney Michael Haslam has prepared a trust for us and it has been a pleasant process. He has spent time being sure we understood each part of the documents and that it was meeting our needs. It has been a good experience to have someone who specializes and is educated in the law and how it applies to a trust.

- Joan, Estate Planning

Could not have done more or better. He Walked my papers through! Professional, courteous, excellent communication and follow-up. Bent over backwards to help. Cannot say enough. Excellent and timely service.

- Patricia, Probate