William Tyler Melling

William Tyler Melling

Estate Planning Attorney at Melling Estate Planning Solutions
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Probate ...
  • Utah
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Wesley Winsor
Reviewed by Wesley Winsor May 28, 2018
Rating: 9 Justia Lawyer Rating - 9 out of 10
Throughout all the time I have known Tyler, he has been honest and eager to help. He is well researched and dedicated to improving his ability to serve clients.
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Summary

Melling Law is an Estate & Business law firm located in Cedar City, Utah. We focus on estate planning, probate, and business transactional legal issues such as living trusts, special needs trusts, wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, buy-sell agreements, articles of incorporation, LLC formation, operating agreements, corporate bylaws, and annual business recordkeeping and minutes.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Tax Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
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Languages
  • Czech: Spoken, Written
  • Slovak: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Instructor
Southern Utah University
- Current
Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism for the Fall 2015 term and Law Office Management for the Spring 2016 term.
Owner
Melling Estate Planning Solutions
- Current
Education
University of Iowa
J.D. (2015) | Law
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Honors: High Service Honors
Activities: J. Reuben Clark Law Society
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Southern Utah University
B.A. (2012) | Economics, Music Performance Minor
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Opus Chamber Choir, Opera, Concert Choir
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Awards
Ambassador Spirit Award
Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce
Professional Associations
Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce
Board Member
- Current
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Orchestra of Southern Utah
Board Member
- Current
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Utah State Bar  # 15420
Member
- Current
Activities: Probate and Estate Planning Section; Young Lawyers Division
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Growing a New or Existing Practice
Utah State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
The Utah Uniform Probate Code: A Quick-Reference Guide for Practitioners and Students
Melling Law, P.C.
Speaking Engagements
Starting a Law Practice in Utah , New Lawyer Training Program , Utah State Bar Offices
Utah State Bar
Estate Planning Basics , Iron County Caregiver Support Group September Meeting , Brookdale Cedar City
Iron County Caregiver Support Group
Estate Planning Basics , Iron County Elder Care Network August Meeting , Brookdale Cedar City
Iron County Elder Care Network
What I Wish I Knew 6 Months Ago: Starting a Utah Law Practice , Utah State Bar New Lawyer Training Program Law Practice Management Seminar , Utah State Bar Offices
Utah State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Melling Law, P.C.
Videos
This 9-minute video talks about the rights of surviving spouses in Utah, and how they can affect your estate plan. These rights include the spousal elective share, and the right... Surviving Spouse Rights in Utah Probate

This 9-minute video talks about the rights of surviving spouses in Utah, and how they can affect your estate plan. These rights include the spousal elective share, and the right...

This 10-minute video explains many trust misconceptions in Utah, what types of trusts are available to Utahns, and what kinds of trusts are appropriate in different situations. The trust types... Which Type of Utah Trust Should I Choose?

This 10-minute video explains many trust misconceptions in Utah, what types of trusts are available to Utahns, and what kinds of trusts are appropriate in different situations. The trust types...

This 9-minute video explains 4 of the most important rules you need to keep in estate planning for a second marriage. We discuss prenuptial agreements, voidable Wills, spousal elective shares,... 4 Estate Planning Rules You Need to Follow in a 2nd Marriage

This 9-minute video explains 4 of the most important rules you need to keep in estate planning for a second marriage. We discuss prenuptial agreements, voidable Wills, spousal elective shares,...

This 8-minute resource covers the 4 key factors that every parent or grandparent should consider in estate planning for minor children. We discuss daily care and guardianship, managing the child's... 4 Key Factors to Consider in Estate Planning for Minor Children

This 8-minute resource covers the 4 key factors that every parent or grandparent should consider in estate planning for minor children. We discuss daily care and guardianship, managing the child's...

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Utah Advance Health Care Directive Form Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM2z0h4OZ-Y
What Every Utahn Needs to... Utah Estate Planning Basics

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Find out more on our website: http://mellinglaw.com
Request a free consultation: http://mellinglaw.com/consultation/
Check out our blog: http://mellinglaw.com/updates/
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mellinglaw
Utah Advance Health Care Directive Form Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM2z0h4OZ-Y

This video contains a quick... What Every Utahn Needs to Know About Power of Attorney Documents

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Find out more on our website: http://mellinglaw.com
Request a free consultation: http://mellinglaw.com/consultation/
Check out our blog: http://mellinglaw.com/updates/
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mellinglaw
Utah Financial Power of Attorney Information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko8qdaIhipI

This video contains a quick 9-minute... Utah Advance Health Care Directive Form

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16 Questions Answered

Q. Q: My dad passed away and had family heirlooms that were left on his property. Now my aunt thinks they should go to her.
A: Assuming all of your father's children are also children of your mother, then the heirlooms are hers unless there is some other Will or instrument governing their ownership. Even if your father had children that weren't your mother's children, it would be divided between your mother and those other children, not to your father's siblings.
Q. How do you administer a small estate?
A: Usually, if the estate is exempt from probate (no real estate and value under $100k), then you should not need to have a personal representative appointed through the courts. Whoever is the designated personal representative in the decedent's Will (or, if none, the closest living relative) may administer the estate accounts using a small estate affidavit. You can find that form and other information at https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/smallestates/.
Q. Fathers will states his house to be left to my sister. if rented or sold money split between his children. she says No.
A: I'm sorry for your loss. Much depends on the wording of the Will. Many properly-drafted Wills would contain language allowing your sister to occupy the home during her lifetime, but that the home be held in a Trust instead of in her name to avoid these types of problems. Even so, it is arguable that, as part of the probate process, she would be required to set up such a Trust. I would suggest contacting an estate planning attorney in your area to help you through the probate process and ensure that it is structured in a way that honors his Will as required by law.
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Melling Law, P.C.
66 W Harding Ave
Suite C-5
Cedar City, UT 84720
Telephone: (435) 572-0807
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