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Q: I want Dad to divide his estate between wife #4 and step-son from wife #2. Will the court be OK with this will?

I do not need/want any part of Dad's estate. Does Idaho law refuse estate being passed to a non-blood family member over me, his natural child? Does Idaho law allow current wife to receive 50% of his estate? Dad is a healthy 92 year old but we need to know the facts of Idaho estate laws.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 5, 2019

If you need to know Idaho law on these important issues, hire an Idaho lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Banking, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Idaho on

Q: Ex sterling my trust

What can I do to stop her not as fast as computer

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Report the theft to the appropriate authorities.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Idaho on

Q: Do I need a lawyer to file for a partition of property? If I hire one, am I just making a bad situation more worse?

My mother had bad credit. I had excellent credit. She said it would be good for my credit and my future if we bought a house together while I went to school full time and paid my loans as a I went. This is in Idaho. She was the primary owner and she paid the mortgage, as she promised. I gave her... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers answered on Oct 10, 2018

Why don’t you ask your mother to quit claim her interest in the property to you? Partitioning this property won’t answer the question of what money you might owe to your mother? As for your question, this is not a difficult situation for an experienced attorney to handle, and if you know what... Read more »

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Q: If I am listed in a will for a reward of a certain amount of money. Can they pay out less than what is listed?

Kenneth V Zichi answered on Dec 13, 2017

Under certain circumstances, yes.

For example, if there is not enough money to distribute ALL the specific bequests, each would be proportionally reduced. Or if there are 'priority claims' such as probate or funeral costs that exceed the amount that would allow a full payout of...
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