Elder Law - Idaho Estate Planning

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 - 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...

Idaho Estate Planning - When Should You Start Planning?

Did you know yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why we call it the present?Anything can happen to any one of us at any time and in any place. Cars crash, strokes strike and each of us has a date with potential incapacity and certain death. Given this...
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