Widows & Probate in Idaho
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 a Last Will and Testament that leaves everything to the surviving spouse.
That’s part of why so many married couples are setting up Family Trusts – they avoid probate twice! Once when the first spouse passes away, and then a second time with the surviving spouse passes.
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