Scott L. Poorman | Attorney at Law
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Wills, Trusts & Probate

adult should have a will, especially parents of minor children.  Making a will is a simple and inexpensive legal matter that gives peace of mind to you and your heirs.  If you die without a will, state law determines how your assets will be distributed among your heirs. If you don't want the state to determine who inherits your assets, you should have a will.

We offer a basic estate planning package of documents for a flat fee of $400 per person or $600 for a married couple.  This package includes a will, a living will, a power of attorney for health care decisions, a financial power of attorney and a declaration of last wishes. 

If you would like more information about creating an estate plan, please contact us for a free telephone consultation.


Many people have heard scary stories about the horrors of "probate".  Most of these stories are exaggerated and designed to scare you into paying a lot of money to buy a "living trust" that will save you from probate.  Beware of the hype!

Here are the facts...
  1. Probate isn't scary at all.  In fact, most Idaho probate cases are uncontested and completed without ever stepping into a court room.  Idaho has a modern probate code that allows a simple, quick and inexpensive process to probate most estates. 
  2. A living trust can help you avoid probate, but it is not a guarantee.
  3. Not everyone needs a living trust.  If you don't need one, we won't try to sell you one.
  4. If you could benefit from a living trust, we will show you how and explain the alternatives that exist.
  5. A living trust can't solve every estate planning problem or issue.  We work with financial planners and tax experts to create an estate plan that fits your circumstances and needs.

More coming soon.