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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 3 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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When life gets busy it’s easy to become more passive about managing your bank accounts and credit cards by letting receipts, bills and statements pile up. Even if you regularly keep up with your finances, it can be beneficial to take a fresh look at them. Simplify your financial life with these. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Conservators must be bonded for the value of all income and personal property of the person, and guardians also may be required to post bond. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
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It is very important that family members remain diligent and ensure that someone is not taking advantage of their elderly relatives. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
The survey officials commented that many respondents reported situations where parents passed away without leaving behind legal documents. This has led to some sad stories about people having money tied up in court and not being able to pay their parents' final bills and funeral costs. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning
Yes, your state’s estate laws and the probate judge will decide who will get your assets if you die. And if you are married with young children and both you and your spouse pass at the same time, the judge also gets to decide who will be the children’s guardian. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Idaho Estate Planning