Goss Gustavel Goss, PLLC recommends that everyone prepare a will to provide for children and ensure their assets are distributed at death in accordance with their wishes. Another important reason for having a will is to avoid arguments and lawsuits about assets after your death. Although death and these issues are difficult to discuss, it is important that you have a legal plan in place.
Our attorneys realize that these issues are sensitive. We gently guide you through the formalities to make sure that your wishes are followed at the end of your life.
We can help with the following issues:
The state of Idaho, in essence, writes your will for you if you do not prepare your own will. The state also appoints your personal representative to administer your estate. When a person dies intestate, the assets are distributed by statute regardless of how you would have wanted your assets to be distributed.
Some assets do not pass under a will. When a person dies, the property passes by operation of law no matter how the asset is disposed of in the will:
There are two kinds of advance directives that address a possible future in which you become incapacitated and are no longer able to make healthcare decisions for yourself. We can help prepare both kinds—living wills and durable powers of attorney for healthcare:
Preparation of these documents can remove a tremendous burden from children or other relatives who would otherwise agonize over these decisions and possibly even face legal proceedings. Either advance directive can be modified or canceled should you change your mind.
Contact Goss Gustavel Goss, PLLC at (208) 345-9974 to be represented by a firm that recognizes the emotional trauma involved in your personal and family legal issues. We put our clients at ease until a resolution is found.