Article 83-Estate Planning Series: Is This Missing From Your Estate Plan?

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Many people think that “estate planning” means deciding what happens to your things when you die.  For that reason, many young families do not consider estate planning to be a priority.  However, it may be one of the most important things young parents can do!  A Will is the document in which parents can state who they want taking care of their young children if the parents should die.

Article 82-Estate Planning Series: The Critical Link Between Retirement Planning and Estate Planning

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For most of us, retirement is a goal we hope will allow us to enjoy the fruits of previous sacrifices.  While advance preparation clearly increases the likelihood that we can enjoy our golden years, there are many circumstances that dictate whether retirement is an opportunity or a burden.

Article 80-Estate Planning Series: Is This Part of Your Estate Plan?

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Recently, hundreds participated locally in an incredible event.  On Saturday, September 10th, Southeastern Idaho held its first “Walk to End Alzheimer’s®” by the Alzheimer’s Association®.  The number of participants and the amount of contributions both far surpassed what I thought would be realistic.

Participants included several living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, family members and others who simply wanted to be involved in a tremendous cause.  It was inspiring. 

Article 79-Estate Planning Series: Divorce and Your Estate Plan

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Last column I addressed what would happen if your will leaves everything to your spouse, but you later divorce and never change the will.  Idaho law prohibits a person from receiving the assets of an ex-spouse just because he or she was named in a will created prior to the divorce.  However, this law does not mean you can rely on the State of Idaho to protect you from estate planning problems when there has been a divorce.

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