Costs of Idaho Probate?

The financial cost of probate includes several different expenses.  Court filing fees.  Cost to publish the Notice to Creditors in a local newspaper.  Cost to prepare and record the deed to move property into the…

Dodging Probate

Sparing one’s heirs the requirement of going through probate necessitates pre-planning.  In the absence of a plan, probate is the default requirement. So, how can probate be avoided? There are normally two…

Probate by Surviving Spouse?

Perhaps the single most widely-held misconception about probate here in Idaho is the notion that surviving spouses are exempt from the probate requirement. They are not.  If a married person passed away with either…

Probate: Is it Always Required?

No, probate is not always required. Whether or not it is required is determined by the answers to two questions: Did the person who passed away own any real estate? If so, probate is normally required…