Blended Family Syndrome

Blended families tend to create certain insecurities when it comes to inheritance. The typical estate plan implemented by the parents in a blended family leaves everything to the surviving spouse when the first spouse…

How Medicaid Liens Work in Idaho

Medicaid is the program that will provide care for a person who can no longer care for himself.  It will provide a home, food, and other care in an assisted living facility. But the government expects a person to spend…

Trusts As Shield Against Creditors?

Many years ago trusts were touted as a way to gain  protection from creditor claims. Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you’re a creditor), that is not the case. Judges expect to see a judgment paid if the person…

Family Trust or Living Trust?

Sometimes estate planning terminology can be confusing. For example:  What’s the difference between a Living Trust and a Family Trust? Answer:  Nothing.  They’re really just different names for the same thing. As…