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Kenneth Prigmore

Kenneth Prigmore

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

Ken Prigmore owns his firm and has been practicing social security, Real Estate Law, Trusts/Estates, Wills, Contracts, and Corporate law in the state of Utah for over 12 years.

If you obtain your Estate Plan at Prigmore Law, you will pay less than you would at larger law firms in cities to the North. A higher price does not equate with higher quality legal documents. The laws are the same no matter what you pay. I have reviewed Estate Plans that clients purchased for several thousand dollars that failed to properly manage and distribute the estate. Some plans are quite showy, but turn out to be burdensome and complicated to manage. Often the most complicated and involved plans are the least useful.

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
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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
141 Questions Answered
Q. Is the surviving spouse responsible for the debts of the deceased spouse
A: Shared debts remain owed by the surviving spouse. Debts tied solely to the deceased normally get paid out of their estate, meaning their share of the assets they owned at their death. One way to deal with those debts is to open a probate in Court, then publish a Notice to Creditors in the newspaper. If a creditor fails to submit a claim within 90 days of the notice, the estate will not have to pay the debt.
Q. If I bought a house with someone who didn't actually financially contribute to the house in any way and only paid
A: Step one is to communicate with this person regarding what they expect to receive in a sale of the home. Any value gained since the purchase, will be funds in question. (A court may find that the increase in value must be divided, you won't know until you receive a final judgment from the court.) Any amounts you have spent in excess of the other buyer will clearly show your greater investment, but it doesn't guarantee if you will receive more than a replacement of your investment plus half of the equity. If you and the other buyer can agree on how much of the home you each own, an easy way for the two of you to correct this would be for both of you to sign a quit claim deed from yourselves to yourselves specifying what percentage each of you own of the home. I recommend having an attorney prepare the deed to avoid errors that could create new problems. If you cannot agree on who owns what portion of the home, you can seek a legal determination of this in court. You could argue that you have shouldered the majority of costs and should therefore receive a larger portion of the sale proceeds.
Q. If I were to buy a house with a married man that I’m not married to, would the wife have any right to the house?
A: The answer depends on what you have listed on the deed. If the deed says two people own the house "as Joint Tenants" this means that when one dies, the other will own the full house. If the deed only lists both of your names, then when one dies, their half of the house will be a part of the decedent's estate. If Bob and Mary (married or not married, it doesn't change this law) buy a house together, and the deed says the new owners are "Bob Johnson and Mary Johnson" then when Bob dies first, Mary only owns one half of the house. The other half is in Bob's Estate. If Bob has a Will, he may have stated who gets his half of the house when he dies. If Bob does not have a Will, then state law will decide who gets his share. Normally it all goes to his current spouse at death. Even if Bob signs a will giving everything to someone else, his current wife at death gets to take an "elective share". This is not a set amount or percentage, it gets figured based on a few factors and then the surviving wife takes that share no matter what. If Bob does not want his wife to inherit anything, he needs to get divorced. If he wants you to inherit the house, he needs to either add you to his will or put your name on a new deed as a joint tenant. There are many other issues that I discuss with clients based on their situation. I highly recommend you sit down with an attorney for a few minutes to discuss your situation.
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Prigmore Law, PLLC
946 N 200 E
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Telephone: (801) 210-1058
Cell: (801) 210-1058