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What is the Joint Probate Exception in Idaho?

By Canyon River Law |

Probate can extend past the three-year rule under the joint probate exception, a law in Idaho that extends probate due to a deceased spouse. People tend to assume that the process of doling out property following a death is automatic.  Surviving spouses, in particular, assume that the estate of the deceased will automatically transfer… Read More »

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Will You, or Won’t You? When You Don’t Have a Will, You Don’t Have a Say in How Your Assets Are Distributed

By Canyon River Law |

What do Aretha Franklin, Prince and Kurt Cobain have in common? Other than being extremely famous and wealthy music performers, they all died without a will. In the case of Aretha Franklin, her reported $80 million estate will go through probate, and a probate court—not her—will determine how her assets will be distributed among… Read More »

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What are Some Common Estate Planning Mistakes?

By Canyon River Law |

If you’ve created an estate plan, you’ve already avoided the worst estate planning mistake anyone can make—failing to create an estate plan at all. Once you’ve begun the estate planning process, there are other potential pitfalls that could result in difficulties for your heirs or cause your assets to be distributed in a way… Read More »

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The Importance of Hiring an Attorney for Estate Planning

By Canyon River Law |

Scribbling off a list of intentions for your property and assets after you pass and signing it doesn’t amount to an estate plan. Likewise, fill-in-the-blank wills can hardly reflect the details and nuances of a person’s last wishes. Estate planning requires an in-depth look at your finances, health, the state of your marriage and… Read More »

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Why Every Parent Needs an Estate Plan

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When you have a child, your priorities change, becoming oriented around caring and providing for your child and family. While it’s an unpleasant thought, you have an obligation as a parent to consider how your child will be cared for in the event that you face serious injury or illness that could take you… Read More »

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