Idaho Elder Law - Protecting Our Families from Financial Elder Abuse

Idaho Elder Law - Protecting Our Families from Financial Elder Abuse
We’ve all seen the articles and statistics; elder abuse is on the rise in America. In fact, in 2008, there were 21,000 reported cases of elder abuse in nursing homes that were investigated by Long Term Care Ombudsman state programs alone. But there is no single indicator that predicts...

Idaho Estate Planning - Potential Hazards of Joint Ownership & Beneficiary Designations

Idaho Estate Planning - Potential Hazards of Joint Ownership & Beneficiary Designations
Figuratively speaking, life is chock full of road hazards. If we know where they are, then we can avoid them. It is the unknown hazards that are the problem. Just like when you're traveling on an unfamiliar road, it is best to learn from the experiences of those who have been down that road...

Idaho Elder Law - Who Pays the Nursing Home Bill?

Idaho Elder Law - Who Pays the Nursing Home Bill?
Filial support laws currently exist in at least 30 states as well as Puerto Rico and have quietly existed on the books for a long time. At one point, these laws existed in a whopping 45 states. But in the past, they have been essentially ignored and lenient in their implementation. Now,...

Life Estate Can Be a Powerful Planning Tool When Done Correctly

Life Estate Can Be a Powerful Planning Tool When Done Correctly
A majority of individuals’ most important asset is their home, and protecting it is always a priority. In your retirement, though, the threat of huge, unexpected medical bills is a possibility, and expenses like long-term care –which Medicare and other regular health insurance plans...

Being an Executor Requires Preparation

Being an Executor Requires Preparation
Being named an executor of a will is a big responsibility. While an honor, most individuals selected know nothing about what they need to do in their new role, according to a US News article, 4 Tips to Be a Better Executor. An executor must deal with the estate of a deceased...
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