Idaho Elder Law - Social Security Benefit 101

"The rules for claiming benefits can be complex, and recent changes to Social Security rules created a lot of confusion."For many Americans, Social Security benefits are the basis of their retirement income. If that's the case, then maximizing those benefits is critical. Kiplinger's "10 Things...

Idaho Elder Law - How to Plan & Execute an Estate Sale

"Inheriting an estate can be an emotional journey, especially if you had a close relationship with the person whose estate you are settling or if you're planning an estate sale due to divorce or foreclosure." WCP's recent post, "4 tips for dealing with the emotional side of estate sale...

Idaho Estate Planning - Don't Make Your Power of Attorney Powerless

"We have a power of attorney, but we can't use it…People sign these anticipating incapacity. Once incapacity arrives, it's too late to sign another one."Your parents or other relatives signed a durable power of attorney, which lets you handle their finances in the event they become...

Idaho Elder Law - Elder Justice Task Forces to Fight Elder Abuse

The U.S. Department of Justice has recently announced the creation of several Elder Justice Task Forces. The teams will target health care providers who commit crimes while serving the elderly, reports The National Review in a recent article, "DOJ Task Forces Target Elder Fraud in Health...

Idaho Elder Law - Detective Work May Be Needed When Loved One Dies Without A Will

If after grandma passed away, you realize that she didn't leave a will, it can be a real mystery to unravel all that there was to her estate. MarketWatch says in "My wealthy grandmother left no will — how do we find her stocks and bonds?" to take your cue from Jim Rockford or Rick Castle.The...
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