Law Office of Stephen J. Buhler

In 1998 Steve Buhler left the downtown law firm where he had worked for several years to open his own office, where he could personally attend to the legal needs of those in his community including Family Law, Estate Planning, Adoption, and Probate.

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Stephen J. Buhler provides a variety of legal services in the fields of Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate including:

ADOPTION: step-parent, adult, private, agency, familial, international

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: also post-nuptial agreements

ESTATE PLANNING: wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney

PROBATE: testacy, intestacy, non-probate transfers, small estate affidavits

FAMILY LAW: divorce, parantage, paternity, custody, parent-time, visitation, child support, alimony, enforcement of court orders and decrees, modification of court orders and decrees

GUARDIANSHIP and CONSERVATORSHIP: the care of minors or the disabled and their assets.

Steve Buhler is a prominent member of his community, having served on the West Valley City Council and various boards of directors for non-profit, community-service organizations.

Steve Buhler was honored by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah's Top Lawyers (Family Law) for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012).

Steve Buhler was appointed by the Utah Supreme Court as a mentor for new lawyers (beginning 2009).

The Law Office of Stephen J. Buhler carries an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Utah.

For the last several years Steve Buhler has maintained a peer-review rating through Martindale Hubbell of "very high in legal ability and ethical standards."

Steve Buhler enjoys working as an attorney, meeting new people every day and helping them improve their lives and plan for a better future.
Main Office

Main Office
The Harmon Building
3540 South 4000 West, Suite 245
West Valley City  UT  84120

Phone
  • (801) 964-6901
Fax
  • (801) 964-6824

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes - by telephone or in the office

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

When possible, services are provided for a flat-fee. This would typically include estate planning, uncontested divorces, uncontested probate matters, guardianship and conservatorship, and adoption. Only when the case is expected to be contested are hourly fees charged.

Divorce
Helping people through their divorce/custody/paternity cases for 20 years.
Steve Buhler's number one goal is to help you get through your divorce with minimal damage. He takes the time to listen and understand all of your concerns. Steve makes sure you have a good understanding of how the law applies to your particular situation and what to expect so that you can make good decisions.
Estate Planning
The Law Office of Stephen J. Buhler is available to help with all your estate planning needs.
When you meet with Steve Buhler he will listen carefully to your situation and then help you understand how different tools, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, pay-on-death contracts, beneficiary contracts, etc. work so that you can decide how to best meet your goals regarding the management and distribution of your property.

Steve Buhler strives to make sure that your estate plan will be effective and perfectly fit your needs.

The estate plan you choose will be prepared for you personally by Attorney Stephen J. Buhler, for a previously agreed upon flat fee, and you will be able to review a draft of your estate plan within a week.

Probate
The Law Office of Stephen J. Buhler is ready and able to help you with whatever probate needs you have following the death of your loved one.
When you meet with Steve Buhler, he will listen carefully to all the relevant information and help you understand what is needed. Whether you need help administering a will or trust, or submitting a case to probate in the case of intestacy, Steve Buhler will help you every step of the way. Cases are handled on a flat fee, not for a percentage of the estate.
Family
Family Law is a broad legal category that includes many things. Utah Business Magazine named Stephen J. Buhler as a Top Lawyer in the State of Utah for two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012.
Family Law includes divorce, custody, paternity, parent-time, visitation, child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements, enforcement of court orders and decrees, modification of court orders and decrees and, of course, adoption and name changes.

Adoption cases are technical and may be categorized as private, agency, step-parent, familial, adult and international.

Whatever your family law needs, Steve Buhler is ready, willing and able to help.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Stephen J. Buhler enjoys working for and helping real people with their problems, and helping them make their lives better. He also enjoys helping people plan for their future by addressing their legal needs now.

Stephen Buhler

License
  • Bar Number: 6502
    Utah , 1993
Education
  • University of Utah
    BS - Psychology , 1989
  • University of Utah, College of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1993

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