The Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of estates will be undergoing dramatic changes within the next few years, and estates that had previously been immune from the estate tax may soon find that it applies. Careful planning will prevent or minimize any estate tax your executor will pay on your estate.
Trusts and wills should be part of every estate plan. An estate plan is a collection of legal documents prepared to protect a family's property and ensure that their assets are distributed as intended if a family member dies or is incapacitated. A properly designed and coordinated estate plan will avoid probate, minimize Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estate, gift, generation-skipping, and Idaho tax, ensure proper medical treatment for you and your spouse, leave money to charities if you so choose, and transfer your possessions to your children or heirs when and how you see fit.
We can prepare an estate plan with expertise, after taking account of the latest developments in the law. We will be using trusts, powers of attorney, a will, and other specialized legal documents to match your needs and situation. Within our office is an associate with an LLM (Masters of Law) in taxation. Our office is conveniently located and well-equipped, with support staff available. We also provide estate planning services in the areas tax advice, trust and probate administration (including legal services to guide your "successor trustee" or "executor" to correctly carry out your plan), and trust and probate dispute handling (including all aspects of court proceedings and negotiations to resolve Idaho will contests and trust disputes).
We offer a complete estate plan for single individuals and married persons that includes the drafting of living trust, a Pour-Over will, a Deed to transfer real property to your living trust, an Advanced Health Care Directive (also called a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care), an assignment of personal property to your living trust, the certification of a living trust, and any other necessary documents custom tailored to your specific estate plan. Call our office to make an appointment with our specialist.
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