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Idaho Elder Law - Tough Laws Proposed to Thwart Financial Elder Fraud

“Fraudsters could soon face tougher consequences for elder financial abuse.” Older Americans forfeit approximately $37 billion annually to financial fraud. However, new legislation under consideration in Congress would impose more stringent penalties for these crimes in an effort...

Idaho Elder Law - Should There Be a Registry for Elder Abusers?

“We need all hands on deck working to protect vulnerable seniors.” U.S. Representative Gwen Graham from Tallahassee, Florida, recently announced that she plans to introduce new legislation that would allow states to create a searchable registry of those convicted of elder...

Idaho Estate Planning - Why Do I Need a Trust?

The estate and gift tax elements of the American Taxpayer Relief Act extended the favorable rules that were previously in place. The $5 million exemption, adjusted for inflation, was made permanent—as well as the rules on portability of the exemption for married couples (i.e. $10 million...

Idaho Estate Planning - Choose The Right Successor Trustee

“Just because someone is a family member and wants to help out, they might be over their heads in this very important role.” It’s smart to work with an estate planning attorney to set up a will or a trust. But it’s not so wise to put these documents away with your high...

Idaho Elder Law - Caring For Parents Requires Early Communication

"What we've got here is failure to communicate" Good news for older parents: your children will help support and care for you as you age. That’s according to a new study from Fidelity Investments. However, the bad news is that most families don’t agree on exactly...
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