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Choosing the right estate planning attorney is an important decision. The right estate planning attorney can help you create a plan that meets your unique needs and protects your assets. Capital City Law in Boise offers a full range of wills and estate planning services. We work with families to create custom estate plans that meet their specific needs. Learn more about how we can help you redefine your estate plan!

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Estate planning is an important process that everyone should go through, yet many people avoid it. There are a variety of reasons why having an estate plan is important, including protecting your assets, providing for your loved ones, and avoiding probate.

At Capital City Law in Boise, our experienced estate planning attorneys can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that meets your unique needs and objectives. Let our team help you prepare for the future and contact us today!

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When it comes to estate planning, there are a lot of things to consider. But with the help of an experienced estate planning attorney, you can make sure your estate plan is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

At Capital City Law, we have extensive experience helping people in Boise and the surrounding area with their estate planning needs. Learn more about what you should consider when building an estate plan and let our team help you prepare for the future!

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To all my Clients,

I have been following the developments surrounding the COVID-19 situation in the US and in Idaho specifically. At this time, I am taking new client appointments and I am still scheduling annual review meetings at my office.

If you have concerns about coming to the office or if the situation does deteriorate and our community is in some kind of restriction on visiting public places, I would like to offer you the opportunity to conference on Facetime, Skype, or Zoom from your own home. You will need a web camera on your home computer, tablet, or handheld device but we can accommodate such meetings.

I also have the ability to produce documents for you as well, as do electronic notaries and remote notaries. Under a recent Idaho law, I can notarize...

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Making A Will – Why Preparing Your Will Doesn’t Have To Be Morbid | Capital City Law

Preparing for the end of your life may seem like a depressing thing, but it doesn’t have to be. It can actually bring your family and loved ones together, and be a positive experience. This blog details how to make planning your will a positive experience for everyone. Capital City believes that estate planning can have a lasting, positive impact on families. Contact us today to learn more about our estate planning services.

Many people avoid estate planning because they either don’t think they have to think about the end of their life yet, or they believe it’s too morbid to think about. However, ignoring the opportunity to get rid of family tension, and making sure your assets are taken...

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In choosing an estate planning attorney, you want to be extremely thorough. This is someone who will be handling the ownership of your personal belongings for the remainder of your life and beyond, so it is incredibly important to hire someone you trust to take care of you. Steve Rausch, of Capital City Law is in his 15th year of estate planning and business law practice. He has seen the ins and outs of estate planning, and knows that finding the right estate planning lawyer is something to take seriously. This blog is a guide for how to find the right estate planning lawyer for you. Read on to learn more.

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Estate planning seems easy and simple enough, but it can actually be a fairly complex process. The biggest reason for the process being complicated is that there are so many misconceptions surrounding how to plan your estate properly. At Capital City Law, we work with you every step of the way to determine the best options for you and your family when creating your estate plans. Our trusted professionals have debunked some of the most common misconceptions about estate planning, so you can better understand the estate planning process.

  1. “I trust my family to do the right thing.”

We love them, but family can be complicated. Most of the time, family includes a lot of people with a lot of thoughts and opinions. In estate planning, this can complicate the process if...

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Preparing for your passing, as well as addressing your mortality is not always easy. It can be daunting, with a lot of questions. However, if you have the right estate planning attorney, the process will be smooth, affordable, and your assets will go to the right place. The questions you ask your estate planning attorney help you determine whether or not they’re out to help you, or generate an income. Here are several important questions to ask to make sure your estate planning attorney is looking out for your best interest. Also, click here to read about common misconceptions in estate planning that are also important to address.

  1. How long have you been working with trusts and estates?

It’s important to get a good gauge of your estate planner’s experience. It’s...

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Last wills and trusts are totally different. What you need depends solely on your circumstances, as well as personal preferences. But what exactly are the differences between last wills and trusts, and in the estate planning process, how do you decide which is right for you?

What’s a Last Will?

A last will is a legal document that, as part of a comprehensive estate plan, directs who will receive your property at your death. It also appoints a legal representative to carry out your wishes stated in the will after you are gone. You can detail your possessions, and name beneficiaries in your last will. It gives you the ability to choose a guardian if you pass before your children turn 18.

Last wills generally go through a process called probate. Probate is a long and...

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Most people are familiar with the concept of a last will and testament. This is a legal document that instructs friends and family about your wishes after you pass away. It might instruct them about what you’d like for your funeral, what should happen to your personal belongings, who you want to get something from your estate, or even who you wish to become the guardian of any minor children, pets, or family members in your care. But it’s not the only important document that should be a part of your estate planning. Anyone who needs a last will and testament (and that’s practically everyone) should also have a living will. It’s important that you know about...

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Mergers and acquisitions (commonly referred to as M&A) are often big news. There is a good chance that you’ve seen a story about either a merger or an acquisition in the news recently. Disney and Fox recently announced a billion dollar merger, as did CVS pharmacy and Aetna health insurance. Hersey is planning to acquire the Amplify brand. Oracle will be acquiring Australian company Aconex for more than a billion dollars. It’s happening all the time in the business world, but it’s not just big businesses that do it, either. M&A in Boise is a common occurrence, as businesses come together and buy each other in an effort to grow their share of the market. It’s not something that you...

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Many people believe that if they aren’t leaving behind any major assets, they don’t need to leave a will. Wills are often portrayed as a means to give away all of your belongings after you die, and yes, they can be used for that purpose. But the truth is, wills aren’t just for the well-off to distribute gifts post-mortem. Wills are put in place to protect both you and your loved ones, even if you don’t have any big assets to leave behind. It’s important to know what a will can do for you and your loved ones before you assume that you won’t need one. Making a will could be more important than you ever realized.

You Probably Have More to Leave Than You Realize

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When it comes to estate planning, there is no time like the present. Many people delay putting an estate plan in place because they don’t want to think about death and about leaving loved ones behind. Others don’t arrange an estate plan, at all, because they believe that they don’t have enough assets or that they aren’t old enough to start planning.

In a previous article, we discussed why estate planning is important for you and your family. We broke down what estate planning is, what wills and trusts are and also touched upon what can happen if you do not have an estate plan in order. In this article, we are going to outline the ways you and your loved ones will benefit from having an estate plan in place.

At Capital City Law, we offer estate planning services in Boise. We...

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No one wants to think about passing away and leaving family members behind. Many people, for this reason, put off estate planning because they feel a conversation about end of life plans is too sad or unsettling. In reality, estate planning is actually a very positive step you can take to protect your family and your assets after your death.

Your estate is comprised of everything you own, from your car to your home, checking account, furniture and even the shirt on your back. When you meet with an estate lawyer, the two of you will put together a plan that clearly outlines a number of specifications, including who gets what part of your estate after you pass. Without a will or other explicit instructions, decisions regarding your estate and how it is distributed is taken...

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