Idaho Elder Law and Legal Resources
Find elder law and legal resources in Idaho today.
It is important to possess a basic understanding of estate planning so you can guide your loved one through the complicated process. The sooner they take care of writing a will, the sooner they, and you, will have peace of mind.
Drafting a Will
If your loved one has specific wishes about how they want to distribute their property after they die, it is imperative they draft a will. Without a will, a senior's assets are divided according to Idaho intestacy laws. This isn't ideal for seniors who want to leave money to charities, disinherit someone, or have other intentions for their property. The only way to control what happens to one's property after death is to record instructions in a will.
Idaho Legal Resources
Besides drafting a will, seniors face other legal issues that can cause emotional and financial stress. Idaho Legal Aid Services Inc. is a nonprofit organization that educates and counsels seniors about elder abuse, financial scams, Medicare, housing rights, long-term care, power of attorney, wills, and ageism. To be eligible for ILAS service, seniors must be at least 60 years of age. Be sure to visit their website so you can check out Idaho Senior Legal Guidebook offering general legal information and where to go for help with specific legal issues. If you need immediate assistance, call the Senior Legal Hotline toll-free at 1-866-345-0106.
Legal resources are also available at the Idaho Aging & Disabilities Resource Connections.For more information on senior legal issues, check out the following Care.com articles:
10 Questions with Elder Law Attorney Harry Margolis
What You Don't Know about Elder Law Can Hurt You: An Interview with Stephen Spano
What is a Power of Attorney?
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