In completing your estate planning, there are often tough choices that need to be made. These important decisions include determining who you want to make decisions on your behalf if you are not available to do so because of unavailability, incapacity or death. The most common types of representatives include a personal representative/executor, trustee, power of attorney and guardian. Each of these representatives include different goals and considerations. Let us assist you in choosing the best personal representative, power of attorney, guardian or trustee for you and your family.
Probate Basics: Summary Administration
If you are dealing with a simple estate and deciding whether a probate is necessary, a summary administration of the estate may be an option to avoid a lengthy probate. Idaho law allows for a simple alternative to probate if you are the surviving spouse of the...
Probate Basics: Ancillary Probates
In our third article of our Probate Basics series, we’re providing an overview of ancillary probates.
Probate Basics: Non-Probate and Probate Assets
In the second installment of our Probate Basics series, we are exploring whether you or your loved one will need a probate.
Probate Basics: Providing Clarity into What a Probate is and Why You May Need One
Do you know what a probate is and when it would come into play? This article sheds light on the subject and helps remove any misunderstandings.
Madsen Beck Partner Details Critical Moments in Women’s Suffrage Movement in The Advocate
In the latest edition of the Advocate, founding partner Kaleena M. Beck describes the hard-fought journey of women’s right to vote in the United States. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Kaleena outlines...
Remote and Electronic Notarization in Idaho
Madsen Beck is now able to offer electronic and remote notarial services to our clients. What does this mean for you? This means that you do not need to track down a notary that is open for business when you need them and who will allow you to safely appear in person....
Estate Planning During a Pandemic
Recent events and global lockdowns have turned things upside down for many. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to consider how prepared each of us is for an emergency and has highlighted the importance of proper estate planning. Certain high-risk groups, such as...
Estate Planning Basics: Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Healthcare Directives
It’s common knowledge that proper estate planning is important for your future and the future of your loved ones. Knowing where to start, however, isn’t always straight forward. Before getting started, it’s important to understand the four main legal documents...