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Is Avoiding Probate More Important During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Robert J. Green, Esq. | May 12, 2020

As courts in Idaho and across much of the country have significantly reduced access to formal court proceedings due to Coronavirus, avoiding unnecessary court matters has become a priority.

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Taxes

How Can the Tax Provisions in the Coronavirus Relief “CARES” Act Benefit You?

By Robert J. Green, Esq. | April 28, 2020
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By Corey J. Smith, Esq. In the past several weeks, I’ve heard from my clients a lot of uncertainty about the new laws and assistance programs surrounding COVID-19. While there…

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How to Plan Ahead to Avoid Court-Appointed Guardianship and Conservatorship in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Robert J. Green, Esq. | April 20, 2020
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By Robert J. Green, Esq. Who will make decisions for you regarding finances and healthcare if you are alive but unable to make your own decisions because COVID-19 (or anything…

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Handwritten Wills

In the Era of COVID-19, May Idahoans Handwrite Their Own Last Will and Testament?

By Robert J. Green, Esq. | April 7, 2020
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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…

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Coronavirus

What Legal Planning Documents Do You Need in the Age of COVID-19? A Complimentary Guide.

By Robert J. Green, Esq. | April 1, 2020
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The COVID-19 and Coronavirus Pandemic is a very loud wakeup call that they need to complete or revise their documents.

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Special Considerations for Women When Estate Planning

By Robert J. Green, Esq. | March 20, 2019
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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.

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Should I Consider Creating a Gun Trust as Part of My Estate Planning?

By Jason Gray | December 3, 2018
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If you own any firearms or other weapons that are specifically regulated by and registered under the National Firearms Act (“NFA”), a gun trust will likely be necessary in order to make sure that your beneficiaries are not committing a felony by taking possession of the firearms. 

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How Old Do You Need to Be to Benefit from an Estate Plan?

By Robert J. Green, Esq. | November 27, 2018

Most people that I meet associate the phrase “estate plan” with the rich and the elderly. I have written here before about why it is untrue that only the wealthy need an estate plan. Today we will examine how a person’s youth impacts their need for estate planning.

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A Last Will & Testament is Not the Same Thing as a Living Will

By Robert J. Green, Esq. | October 23, 2018
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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.

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