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Widows & Probate in Idaho

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Perhaps the least understood aspect of probate is the fact that surviving spouses are not exempt. If a married man or woman passes away, the surviving spouse will have to hire a lawyer and go through the six-month probate process just like everyone else.  And that is the case even where the deceased spouse left […]

When is Probate Required?

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

No, probate is not always required when a person passes away. People who do no own extensive property and possessions when they pass away are exempt.  Other people avoid probate by establishing Living Trust or Family Trust for the specific purposes of avoiding that process. But for those who own a more substantial amount of […]

What Happens During Probate?

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Probate is a legal proceeding that occurs after a person passes away.  It is designed to ensure that the correct persons inherit the property and possessions that the deceased person left. To accomplish this, a person is appointed by the local probate court as the Executor or Personal Representative.  That is the person who is […]

Why is Our Pricing Posted?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

We recognize that creating a wise estate plan is a significant investment.  As with any such expenditure, we would encourage clients to comparison shop.  If another experienced attorney offers an equivalent package for a lower cost, a potential client should take that into account in deciding which firm to utilize. In order for you to […]

Gun Trust Rules

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Though most people who own firearms do not need a gun trust, a few do. The ones that do are the ones that own federally-controlled weapons and materials.  Those are: Sawed-off shotguns (barrel shorter than 18”) and sawed-off rifles (barrel shorter than 16”) or with an overall weapon length of either being less than 26” […]

Why is our Pricing Posted?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

We recognize that creating a wise estate plan is a significant investment.  As with any such expenditure, we would encourage clients to comparison shop.  If another experienced attorney offers an equivalent package for a lower cost, that should be taken into account in deciding which firm to utilize. In order for you to effectively comparison […]

Gun Trust:  Who Needs One?

Friday, November 17th, 2017

More is being said about the need for a Gun Trust these days.  That raises a question:  Who needs one and who doesn’t? A little background may help.  In addition to any state-required permits, federal law requires a special federal permit for a few types of weapons and accessories.  Those are: Full automatic firearms (multiple […]

Why is Our Pricing Posted?

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

We recognize that creating a wise estate plan is a significant investment.  As with any such expenditure, we would encourage clients to comparison shop.  If another experienced attorney offers an equivalent package for a lower cost, a potential client should take that into account in deciding which firm to utilize. In order for you to […]

Cost of Living Trust of Family Trust?

Friday, November 10th, 2017

When prepared and implemented by this office, the cost of a complete Living Trust or Family Trust package will be just $1,495 for an unmarried person and $1,895 for a married couple. That price includes all of the following: Living Trust or Family Trust Agreement Last Will and Testaments Living Will to inform your loved […]

Property Outside of Idaho

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

It’s fairly common these days for a person to own property in more than one state. If no steps are taken to alleviate the problem, when that person passes away, probate proceedings will be required in each state in which the person owns real estate. But with a Living Trust or Family Trust, not only […]

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- Charles Reade


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