Idaho Elder Law - Maintaining Control in Later Life

"Who speaks for you if you are not able to speak for yourself? Who determines what kind of care you want at the end of life, how your finances are handled, how your estate will be distributed? You do … but only IF you've prepared ahead of time. Below, we outline the types of documents that are...

Idaho Estate Planning - Reasons for Asset Protection

Provide Assets and Income for a Surviving SpouseThough tragic, when a spouse of a couple dies, income is usually reduced through loss of Social Security income or reduction of retirement pension.  This can be especially hard for the surviving spouse having to learn to live on less and prepare...

Idaho Elder Law - Essential Documents Needed Before Signs of Dementia

In the beginning stages of dementia, someone who handles the family finances forgetting to pay bills is just one common warning sign. The spouse doesn’t know about it until the bank calls the house warning that the mortgage has not been paid in months and is in default. Accounting for the...

Idaho Elder Law - Dementia & Alzheimer's are the Same Thing, Right?

This is question we run into on a regular basis as we travel the Treasure Valley talking to seniors and their families. A recent article from our friends at the National Care Planning Council may be helpful in understanding the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's.Understanding the...

Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning Myths

Myth - Medicaid Planning is IllegalActually, the government allows individuals to do Medicaid Planning so long as it complies with the rules governing Medicaid. Because these rules are complex and not always intuitive, such planning must only be done by, or with the close supervision of, a...
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