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Choosing a trusted estate sales professional should not be taken lightly. Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Idaho Estate Planning
Although there isn't really a consensus on whether the holidays are the best time to set an estate plan in motion, it is an opportunity to address concerns and answer questions about the future. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Idaho Estate Planning
Guardians are supposed to look after and protect the interests of their wards. Unfortunately, it has become all too common for guardians to take advantage of their wealthy elder wards. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Fortunately, there is a lot that can be done to make your home more senior-friendly. Starting with the basics, eliminate any throw rugs and any clutter on the floor. Be sure to tighten up buckled carpet or remove it completely. While you are at it, improve the lighting everywhere. You cannot step around what you cannot see. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Veterans Day 2015 I’m a “brat”, and my dad was a “lifer”. I grew up in the Air Force. For most of you being called a brat would be an insult. For those of us raised in the military it is a term of endearment and even respect. Growing up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Knowing what the most common estate planning mistakes are is a great first step, but it does not do any good unless you also know how to avoid them. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
The scam attempted on Gneiting has been popular this week. The Better Business Bureau has received a number of complaints about this exact scam, including several from Boise area residents. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Parents can be stymied over how to treat their children fairly. In addition to choices about how to fairly distribute their property, parents must decide who will inherit the responsibility for divvying up their possessions, who will handle the money, and who will pull the plug. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
A revocable trust can be undone, that is, revoked. An irrevocable trust cannot be undone, and generally, the Trustmaker cannot change the terms of the trust once it’s established. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
70% of Medicare beneficiaries won't see the premium hike. However, that leaves the entire burden of this year's Medicare cost increases on the remaining 30%. Those guys are going to be hit with 50% premium hikes. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
If a family member suffers a stroke, how does the family make decisions for him or her? Is there a power of attorney? If so, where is it located? Hopefully, it’s not in the safety deposit box to which the family may not have access. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
When she passed away in 2013, a dispute began over ownership of the jacket that Epley wore during the war. It's estimated value? $24,000. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
With low interest rates, families with taxable estates can benefit from structured trusts and intrafamily loans. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Pre-nuptial agreements can also play a role in estate planning, as they let you to designate personal assets for existing rather than future children. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
In a 2015 annual Cost of Care survey, results showed that Americans paid approximately $16,060 more per year in 2015 for a nursing home than they paid in 2010. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Elder abuse often goes unreported because of embarrassment or fear that the victim will lose autonomy. The victims may choose not to report the abuse because they want to protect the guilty party which is often a family member. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
We’ve found that it’s easy to forget that not all war-time vets are men. If you’re helping an older female resident or one you’d like to have as a resident, be sure to ask if she served during a war period. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Most people would probably say that planning ahead is generally a good idea. However, when it comes to what might happen at the end of their own lives, most people do not plan ahead, even though there are very good reasons to do so. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Revoking a will is one of the simplest of legal actions that a person can undertake. However, a recent case reveals that it is possible to entirely mess up the process. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Despite hearing many warnings, people do not believe that anything bad will possibly happen if they never get a will. They assume that their family can work everything out. However, that does not always happen. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
The best way to protect against this scam is to know it exists, and if you receive anything that looks like it, to check with other relatives before sending any money to claim the inheritance. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Even though it is clear that Sullivan wanted to revoke her will and no longer wanted the former employee to get half of her estate, her failure to properly revoke the 2006 will means that the former employee will get the inheritance. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
So here we are. We’ve been dealing with this disease for just over two years. Now we’re caretaker to the woman who made her five young children a picnic in the attic on a snowy day in Detroit, who made magical Christmases, who sewed us matching dresses and who doted on her 11 grandchildren. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
An incentive trust is any trust that rewards beneficiaries with distributions for desired behavior. They are popular for people who fear that their heirs will waste a large inheritance. Below are some tips if you are considering setting up an incentive trust. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
If the executor of an estate does not do certain things, then he or she can get in trouble. However, there are other things that can lead to trouble if an executor does do them. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning