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Kenneth Prigmore

Kenneth Prigmore

Prigmore Law, PLLC
  • Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Utah
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Summary

Ken Prigmore owns his firm and has been practicing law in the state of Utah for over 12 years. When he isn't at work, you can usually find him swimming at the Rec Center or spending time with his family. Ken's professional accomplishments include presiding over two Attorney training groups in his field. His favorite local vacation spot is St. George, Utah. His favorite location to attend a Federal hearing (and go snorkeling) is Kona, Hawaii. Ken is put off by high-pressure sales which makes him careful to give his clients pressure-free options and advice.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
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Professional Experience
Solo Attorney
Prigmore Law, PLLC
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Solo Attorney
Wasatch Disability Law, PLLC
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Representing clients seeking Social Security Disability benefits.
Managing Attorney
Utah Disability Law
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Practicing Social Security Disability law.
Associate Attorney
Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C.
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Representing clients in Social Security claims, drafting estate planning documents, creating corporations, drafting contracts, researching real estate issues.
Associate Attorney
Reneer and Associates
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Drafting motions and representing clients at hearings and at trial.
Clerk / Associate Attorney
Hughes and Morley
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Meeting with clients. Drafting contracts. Representing clients at hearings.
Education
University of Oklahoma College of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List
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Brigham Young University
B.A. | English
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 11232
Member
Current
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Utah Association for Justice
Member
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Utah Association for Justice
President of the Social Security Law Section
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Wasatch Front American Inn of Court
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"Should My Client Apply for Social Security Disability?"
Utah Trial Journal
Websites & Blogs
Website
Prigmore Law
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. Hi, my mother just passed. I am one of her sons and she has no living spouse. What happens with her home?
A: It depends on a few things. Who are listed on county records as the owner of the home. Sometimes this may surprise you. If she signed and recorded a deed placing her property in a joint tenancy with someone else, that person now owns the property. If she did not leave a will or trust behind, state law gives the property to her children. In that case to access the property, you will need to open a probate, get a personal representative named, and then get an Order Determining Heirs to have the right to sell or distribute ownership in the property.
Q. A/C in apartment broken for two months. Works in all units but mine. Can I withhold rent in Utah for this?
A: You are free to negotiate your rental costs on future months, but your choice to stay is your acceptance of any past agreements that will cover the current month. If the landlord fails to provide a service that was previously agreed to, (perhaps AC has been part of the lease?) then you have an argument in favor of immediate termination and moving out if that is an option. In Utah, you are not allowed to stay in the apartment but withhold any portion of the agreed upon rent. If you fail to pay, the landlord has the right to file an eviction and eventually have you evicted.
Q. What type of document would I use for an agreement with a supplier of a product
A: I would need more details before I named your contract. It sounds like you need a simple contract. This would state who the parties are, what services and products would be exchanged, and how long the agreement would last. Depending on how formal you want the agreement to be, more issues and details could be added.
Q. Is it legal for the neighbor to remove a fence on our shared property line without our consent?
A: If both landowners paid to install a fence directly on a property line in the past, then yes, they need your permission to remove or replace the fence. Many fences are not built on a property line, but are instead just on one property or the other. If you have had your land surveyed, you may be able to determine your exact property line. You or your neighbor are free to build new fences without permission as long as neither the fence nor any construction or excavation encroaches on the other's property. Fences are a common property dispute, and can have long term effects. If a fence encroaches significantly on someone else's land for many years, this can actually become the new legal property line in some cases. This unplanned change in property line is unlikely in a subdivision where property descriptions on deeds simply state "Lot 23 in the NewHaven Subdivision Plat A". If the new fence won't look bad, it may be in your best interest to allow it to be built or cooperate as necessary just to keep peace between neighbors. I have had clients who ended up moving after disputes became so hot no one was happy. You are not required to pay for the fence, and you have an argument that you wanted the old fence, so your neighbor's destruction of the old fence requires them to pay for a replacement. (This argument is weaker if the old fence was falling apart.) This generic information does not create a lawyer-client relationship. I have not been given enough information to give you advice on which to rely.
Q. If a trust specifies a yearly distribution to beneficiaries until all money is gone,
A: You stated, "the trustor had specific burial wishes". If those wishes were stated in the Trust, they must be followed. Even "settling the affairs of the estate" could reasonably be inferred to include the costs of burial. If the Trustor had specific wishes that were not stated in the Trust, whatever is stated in the Trust must control the disposition of the assets. Generally, Trusts are designed with some flexibility to allow the Trustee to deal with specific details as they see appropriate. The mere naming of a Trustee shows the desire of the Trust's creator to give some decision making powers to the Trustee. If a Trustee is instructed in a Trust to pay for the burial, but no language specifies how this is to be done, or how much is to be spent, the Trustee has the power to pay a reasonable amount for burial. If someone feels the Trustee is spending too much on burial, they can pursue the issue in probate court.
Q. If I've paid off a home equity can they charge me attorney,appraisal fees, and owe property tax home insurance
A: As it has been five weeks since you posted, I suspect you have already been forced to make a decision. In case this issue comes up again, most of your relationship with the mortgage company is controlled by contract. Many lenders will agree to waive mortgage insurance if your equity exceeds a specific percentage. Perhaps you disagree on how they calculated this amount. The amounts paid for mortgage insurance are usually low enough that it would make a lawsuit impractical. If you disagree with how the lender is handling your mortgage, you can file a complaint with sites like: www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/ or HUD. Generally your options are limited while dealing with your current lender, and refinancing is sometimes the only way to get a better mortgage.
Q. My dad's landlord has been collecting rent from my dad and today we found out due to code enforcement that we have 10
A: Since 10 days have already passed, I assume you are already out of the property, unless you retained an attorney that was able to help you work something out with the city. In regards to paying rent and getting a refund from the landlord, any rent paid in advance for days you aren't allowed to live on the property is owed to you. If you had a lease, you can sue on the terms of the lease. If the landlord made promises in the lease that have been broken, such as owning the property and being able to allow you to stay for a full year, your eviction by the city could be a breach of the lease, allowing you to sue for damages like your moving costs.
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Prigmore Law, PLLC
946 N 200 E
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
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