Boise Estate Planning Attorney
Helping Individuals & Families Plan for the Future
When making plans for your estate, it is important to ensure that the plan is legally valid and accomplishes your goals. If there is no plan or the estate plan is not valid under Idaho law, your family may be left to deal with an extremely difficult situation. At Derek A. Pica, PLLC, our estate planning lawyer in Boise helps clients customize legal documents to meet their unique needs and goals.
What Is the Difference Between a Probate Attorney and an Estate Planning Attorney?
The difference between an estate lawyer and a probate lawyer is when assignors generally hire estate planning lawyers before their death to support them make a plan for dividing their estate and assets. In contrast, a probate lawyer can assist the estate official and family in overseeing the confirmation and management in probate court after the assignor has died.
Avoiding Estate Planning Mistakes
While you could create your own will and accompanying documents, doing so can be risky. If the estate plan is not in compliance with Idaho state law, it could be found to be invalid and the estate could go into probate. Our estate planning attorney in Boise reviews existing wills for clients to make sure they are valid and to correct any mistakes.
Developing a Customized Estate Plan
We begin by discussing your specific intentions to ensure that your estate plan accomplishes your goals. The issues that may arise and details of the planning process vary depending on the size of the estate, whether there is a business involved, and other issues. We work with each client to develop an estate plan that is tailored to their needs and unique situation.
Estate planning may involve:
- A last will and testament
- A living trust
- Powers of attorney
- Providing for minor children
- Tax planning
- Business succession planning
- Naming a representative to handle your estate
Because the estate planning process can be complex, you should have an experienced attorney to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
You Can Trust Our Estate Planning Attorney in Boise
Derek A. Pica offers estate planning services for everything from small and relatively simple estates to complex estates with higher assets, for business owners, for families who have gone through divorce and remarriage, and many other situations.
We are a small family firm in the great state of Idaho and are determined to form personal and lasting relationships with our clients. Our lawyer has helped several families across Boise with estate plans and is very empathetic to our client's hopes for the future.
You can count on our decades of experience for the sound legal advice you need.
When you are ready to start planning your estate, call (208) 314-1161 to schedule a consultation.
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