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...

Idaho Estate Planning - The Powerful Power of Attorney

Retirement means making decisions on housing, income, investments, health care and estate planning—many of which can be emotional and may require major life changes. The timing of all of these decisions and their interaction also requires careful planning.The Harvard Press says in its recent...

Idaho Estate Planning - Survivorship Life Insurance Can Be an Effective Planning Tool

The Insurance News article, "Survivorship Life Insurance Useful for Estate Planning," talks about a type of policy that really lends itself to estate planning purposes. Survivorship life insurance doesn't pay its proceeds until the last survivor dies—that is, the last spouse.This is a real...
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