The Game of Transfers


You can’t take it with you.  But you can make gifts at your passing.  And for that, there are four basic legal processes.  Each asset will wind up in one of these four boxes. For example, you might leave a home to go through probate, and a life insurance policy to go through contract forms.  A good estate plan will have documents that address what happens to all of your assets — no matter what box they come through — for a coordinated approach.

About the Cod

As most lawyers know, the Utah Code Annotated is a reference book on Utah laws.  This multi-volume set illustrates Utah’s Code by citing cases, treatises, and other sources.   This Blog, however, the Utah Cod Annotated, is dedicated to illustrating legal concepts with visual illustrations– and a bit of humor.  The name is inspired from the case of Weigand v. Houghton, in which the Court refers to the “Mississippi Cod Annotated.” No current editions of the Utah Code Annotated were harmed in the making of this illustration.