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Fundamentally, it's important to understand that Alzheimer's is not the same as other diseases. Dealing with dementia requires a lot of attention from all involved. Through it all, competent counsel will be necessary to properly assess the needs and possibilities, as well as to ensure that everything is in place when needed most. Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Idaho Estate Planning
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We are VA Accredited and we know how to help you get the benefits you earned through your greatly appreciated service to our country. To secure your peace of mind as well as your family's future, get started now. Remember, good planning is no accident. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Idaho Estate Planning
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The Astor story is surprisingly common: a growing number of Americans suffer from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia and a sizeable percentage of those patients will fall victim to scams. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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We all know that every road has some bumps and potholes, and some can’t be avoided. Talk with an experienced estate planning attorney and create a solid plan with some “what ifs” baked in for your retirement. If you add these into your planning and respond quickly if they occur, you should be able to minimize the damage. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
We've said it before, proper planning starts with a thorough understanding of your needs, goals, dreams and aspirations. It takes into account your Values not just your Valuables. It starts with a thorough understanding of your family – those who you care about and who will someday receive the benefits of your success – and your family's dynamics. Let's work together to implement an estate plan that works for you. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Homeowners age 62 and older may be tempted by the offers for reverse mortgages as a solution to the financial stresses. The celebrity spokespeople seem so warm and caring and it seems like a simple solution to an overwhelming problem. While reverse mortgage might be a reasonable solution for some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
If you want the state to determine what happens to your estate when you die all you have to do is - nothing. So it's really a question of which estate plan you prefer, the one you and your family draw up through thoughtful and open discussion or the one Idaho created in 1974? Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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A life estate gives an individual the right to a home or other real property throughout that person's life. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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So, will you be able to maintain or enhance your quality of life if you relocate? Will you be happy living farther away from your friends and family? That’s the big question. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
An inheritance can be life-changing, so it’s important to discuss it with your loved ones upfront so they can be mentally, emotionally, and financially prepared. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
An easy move for wealthy families is gifting. Individuals can gift up to $14,000 per year, per individual without incurring a gift tax. The amount doubles for spouses. There’s an informational gift tax return to be filed, but there’s no tax due if the gift is under the annual exclusion limit. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Across the country, there's been a noticeable increase in adult children being denied access to their ailing parents. States are beginning to take notice and drafting legislation to open up visitation rights to children. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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To be as prepared as possible in the event of a spouse’s passing, talk to an experienced estate attorney together as a couple to ensure all your affairs are in order. If a spouse passes away unexpectedly without planning, the surviving partner will have headaches. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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An estate plan, as part of an overall retirement plan, is a key necessity for women of all ages, no matter the dollar amount of the estate. Your estate is everything you own when you pass away, including your home, personal property, investments, bank accounts, retirement plans, life insurance, and business interests. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 threatens criminal penalties for people who access online information “without authorization” or in a manner that “exceeds authorized access.” But the legislation doesn’t define what either of these terms means. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Most people heading into retirement know life after work isn't all shuffleboard on the lido deck. There can be serious money and health care concerns, not to mention worries about boredom and relationship conflict with all that newfound free time. Less apparent may be the sheer number of hours some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
The article suggests that families that are just “starting out on their elder care journey can pack their ‘suitcase’ ahead of time” to make sure that they’re ready to go when decisions need to be made, and the important information and documents are required. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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Believe it or not, the last five years before you retire may be some of the most critical in retirement planning. Don’t wait until the very last minute to make sure you are prepared. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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With an estate plan, you can ensure that your loved ones are taken care of financially after your death. You can give your family peace of mind by minimizing the lengthy probate process and documenting what you want if you become mentally or physically disabled. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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VA Benefit paperwork can sometimes be hard to figure out. An experienced elder law attorney who understands these issues can help. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Remember that making a change in your will or your trust doesn’t automatically make changes to all of your assets listed in those documents. Talk with an estate planning lawyer to cover all of the bases. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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Many who have already lost a loved one don't want to deal with all of the details because they're going through their grief process emotionally. However, end of life planning is what the clinical director of an Anchorage area hospice recommends. Having advanced directives or a living will, and a power of attorney in place is a gift to family, she said. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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In the United States, the law is basically the same with one big exception. If no relative is found the estate does not go to the British Crown, but rather it passes to the state in which the estate property is located. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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Since most digital accounts require passwords for access, it is no surprise that these accounts can be almost impossible to open when their owner passes away – especially if they were not included in the owner’s estate plan. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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Soldier with FlagMany wartime veterans and their surviving spouses are currently receiving long-term care or will need some type of long-term care in the near future. The Veterans Administration has funds that are available to help pay for this care. Unfortunately, many are not aware that these benefits even exist, and they are often overlooked by families with veterans or surviving spouses who need additional funds to help care for them. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning