Idaho Estate Planning Lawyers
Pocatello, ID Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
I was born in Idaho, where I have lived for almost my entire life, except for approximately seven years where I lived in the San Jose, California area. I am married and have...
Prior to moving to Idaho with his family and forming Roberts Law, Rick practiced complex commercial law and litigation in the Washington D.C. area for Reed Smith LLP, Gilbert Heintz & Randolph LLP, and...
Pocatello, ID 83204
University of Idaho College of Law
During law school, I worked as an extern for the Idaho Fourth Judicial District Court, and the United...
Boise, ID Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
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My entry into the legal profession was impetuous: On a whim, I decided to pursue a career in law, attended the University of Idaho year-round to obtain my Juris Doctor degree, and then continued my legal education at the University of Miami focusing on income and estate tax law. The long-ago snap decision grew into a passion that has lasted my entire life.
I believe that establishing and maintaining long-term relationships is the key to serving clients and their...
Cody was born in Moscow and grew up in Colton and Pullman and is a proud Washington State University Cougar.
Prior to becoming an attorney Cody worked in the non-profit world managing an organization dedicated to home rehabilitation and repair for veterans, seniors, and low-income families. Later he worked in media relations for the nation's foremost food safety law firm in Seattle, Washington.
Cody and his...
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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