Idaho Estate Planning - Getting Your Financial Act Together

Are you a procrastinator? Do you let your financial statements stack up on your desk until that (always elusive) day when you'll finally have the time to get things in order?Are you organized but an uber-saver to the point that your file cabinet is bulging with statements for long-closed...

Idaho Estate Planning - Facebook Now Offering "Legacy Contact" Option

Facebook recently launched a new feature that could help your loved ones through the grieving process in the event of your death. It's called a "Legacy Contact."Until now, when someone passed away, we offered a basic memorialized account which was viewable, but could not be managed by anyone. By...

Idaho Estate Planning - Protect Your Virtual Assets

Think about the information you store online. There’s the Pinterest page where you keep a collection of family recipes, the Instagram account where you keep your vacation photos, the email account that has contact information for everyone you know and the blog where you keep a memoir you’ve...

Idaho Estate Planning - Error in Planning Can Benefit the Ex-Spouse

Picture this -- a frantic call to the family lawyer by a recent widow we’ll call Fran. Fran had just learned that her deceased husband Ed’s life insurance proceeds were going to be paid to his ex-wife Sally. As Ed’s current wife, shouldn’t she, not Sally, be entitled to the life...

Idaho Estate Planning - Don't Forget Your Digital Accounts in Your Estate Plan

When WGN-TV reporter Randi Belisomo lost her husband Carlos to colon cancer in 2010, she couldn’t fix the cable because he was the only one with the account password. Things like passwords, social media channels, and online banking accounts are often overlooked when a loved one dies.Since most...
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