Idaho Estate Planning - Being an Executor Requires Preparation

"From keys to debts, handling an estate is a detail-oriented responsibility." Being named an executor of a will is a big responsibility. However, most individuals selected know nothing about what they need to do in the role, according to the recent US News article "4 Tips to Be...

Idaho Estate Planning - Legacy Planning Succeeds After You're No Longer in Power

"People have long been fascinated by family dynasties. Whether it's the Romonovs or the Hiltons, the transfer of legacies from one generation to the next creates drama and intrigue." The Yakima Herald article, "Passing the baton: 6 challenges for family business...

Idaho Estate Planning - Facing Life's Transitions With a Plan

"The loss of a spouse is never easy, whether you had time to say goodbye or it was unexpected."Many folks take on estate and financial planning in a piecemeal manner. It's something they visit every now and then. Maybe they speak with an estate planning attorney every ten or twenty years. Those...

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...
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