Family Law Attorney in Utah
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Estate Planning Lawyer in Salt Lake County

Knowledgeable Counsel Based in Draper & Also Serving Utah County

Estate planning is the process of compiling legal documents that ensure your assets and affairs are managed responsibly after you pass away. An estate planning attorney is a valuable resource for individuals interested in protecting their loved ones. An estate plan allows an individual to take charge over his or her affairs instead of relying on default state laws. Our families and situations are unique and require the careful attention of an experienced attorney in order to protect our affairs and loved ones after our death. In addition, effective estate planning can minimize taxes, protect your family’s privacy, and lower the risk of conflict and litigation.

What Is Your Estate?

Your “estate” includes everything you own, from a baseball card collection to your interests in real estate and business entities. An estate plan will ensure that every eligible asset is placed under the care and supervision of someone you trust upon your death or incapacity. The components of an estate plan depend on your situation. A typical estate plan includes a living trust, last will and testament, power of attorney, advance health care directive, and other important documents. Estate planning should include more than generic documents, which is why Eric M. Swinyard creates tailored documents specific to each client’s needs.

Legal Skill Needed

Estate planning can be enormously complicated and requires the assistance of an attorney trained in this area. You deserve a Salt Lake County estate planning attorney who will truly listen to your needs and plan your affairs according to your wishes.


Real Clients. Real Results. 
  • Amy Lee

    He is very prompt with his responses to emails and phone calls which makes the process less stressful.

  • Dalisa

    This was all so stress free. I’m extremely great full for Preston and his staff for putting forth all the time to help me out!

  • Bart

    Highly recommend Eric and Preston without reservation. Their fees are more than reasonable and their service more than expected.

  • Nicolle G.

    I have had an absolutely positive experience through and through with them. They’re professional, empathetic, and ethical. I wish ...

  • Thomas M.

    He handled all matters promptly and thoroughly. He cares deeply about his clients and makes sure their needs are fully understood.

  • Bethany

    He and his office were conscientious about my financial needs and made sure I knew when charges were going to be made, so it ...

  • Logan

    I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and would definitely recommend Eric to anyone looking for a fantastic lawyer and a ...

  • Jared H.

    All issues were handled in a very timely and transparent manner.

  • Sean K.

    Working with Eric was a breeze. He addressed my concerns and laid out several options that were unique to my situation.

  • Robin S.

    If it wasn't for Eric and Preston, I wouldn't have gotten custody of my 2 children.

Meet Our Team

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    Eric M. Swinyard

    Founding Attorney

    Eric M. Swinyard is a divorce and family law attorney who serves clients throughout the State of Utah. Eric’s practice is primarily focused on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to individuals involved in divorces, paternity actions, adoptions, estate planning, and other family law matters. It’s incredibly easy to be taken advantage of during litigation, especially if you are unrepresented by legal counsel. Protect Your Rights You don’t want to be in a situation where you need ...
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    Ryan Ficklin


    Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home state of Utah to focus on serving the people of Utah who need legal representation, particularly in the family law realm. Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School in May of 2015. While in law school, Ryan was a staff member for The Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Ryan ...

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