In the Era of COVID-19, May Idahoans Handwrite Their Own Last Will and Testament?
In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, lawyers continue to provide important legal services to clients while trying to avoid or minimize in-person contact. Kootenai Law Group is doing everything we can to get quality legal services delivered to our clients using whatever creative means may be necessary. However, a question that I have had…Read More
What Legal Planning Documents Do You Need in the Age of COVID-19? A Complimentary Guide.
The COVID-19 and Coronavirus Pandemic is a very loud wakeup call that they need to complete or revise their documents.Read More
Special Considerations for Women When Estate Planning
American women live on average 4.8 years longer than American men.Because women typically outlive their spouses, their estate planning documents are usually the ones that actually determine what happens to the family assets. However, the longer life span of women also means that women are more likely to experience a period of time at the end of their lives when they are unable to make their own decisions because they are incapacitated due to some medical condition.Read More
A Last Will & Testament is Not the Same Thing as a Living Will
Your Last Will & Testament is also where you appoint a legal guardian for your minor child in case both of the child’s parents are deceased. Doing so guides the court system and the family regarding the your wishes. For parents of young children, this may be the single most important part of a Last Will & Testament.Read More
Which Avoids Probate, A Last Will & Testament or a Revocable Living Trust?
For those who want to avoid the court-controlled process that takes place after a person’s death (known as “probate”) – using a Revocable Living Trust is typically the best way to do so. This document allows a married couple or a single individual to direct what shall happen to their assets and possessions. It will also indicate who will be in charge of carrying out those instructions, without the need for the involvement of a probate court judge.Read More