J. RobRoy Platt
Attorney RobRoy Platt's estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. He derives great satisfaction from guiding his clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. His legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, the attorneys at Platt Law will help you craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.
While studying law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, RobRoy served as a probate law clerk in the Superior Court of Arizona. There, he observed on a daily basis the frustration and delay that families commonly encounter when forced to work through state court systems to handle even routine legal matters that might have been avoided through proper estate planning. Additionally, RobRoy has personally experienced the frustration that can result from the traditional (and what he considers broken) estate planning model that far too many attorneys currently employ. As he watched his own parents deal with the devastating effects of Alzheimer's-like dementia in his father, it became all too clear that the "estate planning" done by their attorney was little more than one-size-fits-all legal form production. Family wealth preservation can, and must be, much more than that.
With this background, RobRoy became highly motivated to search for and implement a truly effective model for preserving family monetary and values-based wealth upon the incapacitation or death of loved ones. Over time, RobRoy has adopted unique methods of family wealth planning designed to operate smoothly, effectively - and wherever possible - outside of the public court systems, thus maintaining the privacy and efficiency of family wealth transfers that should exist during these times of greatest vulnerability for families.
RobRoy is a member of Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel, the State Bar of Utah, the Utah Valley Estate Planning Council, the Utah Bar Committee on Law and Aging, the Estate Planning Section of the Utah Bar, and is a past officer in the Small Firm, Solo and Rural Practice Section of the Utah Bar. RobRoy regularly provides educational presentations on a variety of estate planning topics including Emergency Legal Planning for Families with Minor Children, Advance Health Care Directives, Veterans Benefits Planning, and other related topics. RobRoy limits his law practice to estate planning and related matters because he is passionate about helping families create happy and secure futures.
Being an attorney is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Melissa C. Platt. As a fourth grader, Melissa wrote of her desire to help others with her knowledge of the law. Today, she finds great satisfaction in helping her clients give their loved ones a legacy of peace and prosperity.
Although Melissa dreamed of being an attorney since she was young, the road that has brought her to her current status was not a direct path. While attending law school, Melissa thoroughly enjoyed the study of the law but became increasingly disenchanted with the actual practice of law for many reasons. When, within days of taking the bar exam, Melissa discovered she was expecting her first child, she decided to put aside practicing law to pursue her other childhood dream of being a mother.
Several years later, when her husband was starting his own practice, Melissa was thrilled to discover it was possible to establish lasting relationship with clients and help them preserve and protect what matters most to them.
Melissa graduated with honors from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School where she was a writer for the prestigious BYU Law Review. She is a member of the Utah State Bar. As a mother herself, Melissa is uniquely situated to understand the desires and concerns of her clients.
Melissa is married to her best friend, RobRoy, and has three beautiful children.