Estate Planning

Asset Protection Planning

Elder Law Long-Term Care / Medicaid Planning

Probate

Trust Administration

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” — Winston Churchill

Client Testimonials

Rick and the rest of the Idaho Law Group team worked hard for our family in a great time of need. Dedication, honesty, integrity, constant communication are values and actions that are extremely important to me. Rick and team display those and then some. We were treated like family and when presented with legal options, were given great counsel in what is best and what would benefit us over anything else. They went to bat for me and I will forever be grateful they were on our side.

Josh Stierer
Mr. Tuha and his legal team worked endlessly for two years helping us with an estate/trust litigation case. Mr. Tuha and his team were professional, well versed, understanding and patient with us. They never gave up, they researched our case and brought us to a winning end. I can't thank Mr. Tuha and his team for all they've done for my family and I. So, if you are needing a law firm with the knowledge to get the job done, call Mr. Tuha of Idaho Law Group!

Bill Ruby
We were scared.. We didn’t know what to expect when hiring a lawyer. Didn’t even know the right questions to ask. It’s probably safe to say we’ve all heard the nightmare attorney stories. Not wanting to be duped into hiring the wrong person, we asked every question we could think of. Rick took the time, with great patience, and answered all our questions. I felt better. Rick Tuha was the right choice. Every time We met with him my anxiety diminished. He knew what he was doing and he never gave up. He achieved, what I thought was unattainable, the best possible outcome.

Theresa Bradford
We had a living trust created by Rick and his team and they delivered 5 stars all the way. We felt comfortable every step of the process. When we went to the office for signing they fed us! They gave our 5 year old daughter a variety of snacks to keep her entertained during the process. We brought our daughter and 2 dogs to the office and the whole crew was welcomed with open arms. When it came to funding our trust, they made it easy by meeting with us over Google video. We travel fulltime as a family and only visit Idaho (our domicile) every couple of years. We appreciate their flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile to make us comfortable. Thanks Rick, Mike and Anali for making this process so easy for us.

Trevor Eyre
Rick has been an educated and valued asset to my business and family for many years. I could never replace his expertise and professionalism, and can without question refer any and all to his office.

Brent Holder
Rick is great along with his amazing staff! He was very informative and helpful during our estate planning. He explained everything in terms that were easy to understand. I would highly recommend him. Great guy that is very personable and caring. He's definitely our go to guy for any legal advice.

Rachel Cantrell
I don’t know anyone who wants to hire an attorney. But if you need an attorney Rick Tuha and his team are exactly who you need. We were faced with a very challenging situation. From our first call through the entire process Rick was there to answer questions, explain the legal situation, and guide us through the process. Rick was very attuned to the nuances and challenges of our case. He and his partner Hala were very deliberate working together at key points in our case to come up with strategies that ultimately led to an unbelievable outcome.

Jody Sedrick
Rick Tuha came highly recommended at a time of great uncertainty. Throughout our case, he was professional, knowledgeable, thorough, humble and patient while handling a unique case for our family. Rick was keenly able to work as a team with the opposing attorney and judge to obtain the best possible resolution to our case. We not only feel that we had the best representation available but gained a life long friend as well. Thank you to Rick and the rest of the team at Idaho Law Group.

David Downs
We've never had to hire an attorney before and Rick Tuha and his team came highly recommended by a good friend of ours. When we met, Rick was very professional and genuinely concerned. He explained everything clearly and thoroughly and continued this demeanor with us through the entire process. He knew how to navigate the court system and strategized not only with his team but with us. He kept us aware and involved during the entire process. He and his team were very responsive, worked hard and fought for us every step of the way. Rick is very deliberate and calculated in his approach to defending our case. He prepared us for the worse outcome and with his determined expertise, he was able to produce a win for us that we did not believe possible. We trust Rick implicitly and highly recommend him and his team. Thank you Idaho Law Group, Thank you Rick!

Judie Sedrick

Why Choose Us?

Our Experience

We have decades of experience creating estate plans as well as litigating disputes over trusts, wills, and other estate documents.

We are keenly aware of how poorly drafted estate documents, or no estate documents at all, can result in expensive courtroom battles, chaos, confusion, and even family division.

Our law firm Mission is born out of our years of experience.

Our Mission

We are an education-based law firm. We provide education and counseling to individuals and families for Estate Planning, Medicaid Asset Protection Planning, Special Needs Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration.

We help you identify and reduce risks to you and your loved ones from creditors and the costs of long-term care. We help you safeguard your life’s work. Without proper planning, you may leave your
loved ones with disagreement, family division, and even litigation.

Estate planning is not about how much money you have, it is about taking care of yourself and those you love. We help you ensure that what you have, gets to the people you love, when you want, and in the way you want.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning Overview

Estate Planning is planning for your eventual disability and death. If you want to avoid probate, prevent family chaos, protect assets for your loved ones, prepare for Long Term Care, and simplify post-death administration, you must plan ahead.

Trusts

If you create a Trust-based estate plan (as opposed to a Will-based plan) you will likely avoid thousands of dollars in probate expenses, prevent multi-jurisdiction real-estate probate problems, mitigate government interference, and minimize taxes. A Trust will also keep your information private, prevent delays in asset distribution, take advantage of beneficiary asset protection, and reduce family conflict.

Wills

Unlike a Trust, a Will has no effect on your property while you're still alive. A Will is a set of instructions to the court and must be probated. The expense of probate may be appropriate if your estate requires court supervision.

Financial Power of Attorney

An estate plan without a carefully drafted Financial Power of Attorney may cost you thousands of dollars in Conservatorship court proceedings.

Healthcare Power of Attorney / Health Care Directive / Living Will

An estate plan without a carefully drafted Health Care Power of Attorney may cost you thousands of dollars in Guardianship court proceedings.

Special Needs Planning

If you have a family member or loved one with a disability or special needs, you likely worry about their future. If you get the planning right, your loved one will be provided and cared for. If you get it wrong, your plan can inadvertently cause your loved one to lose government income and medical care benefits.

Living Will

A Living Will is a written directive stating your intent regarding medical intervention when you are no longer able to communicate your wishes, and it is not likely that you will recover.

Asset Protection Planning

Everything in your life can change in an instant. A crippling accident, loss of employment, terminal illness, bankruptcy, or a financially devastating lawsuit can bring ruin to your life. While you may not be able to control life altering events, with proactive asset protection planning you can safeguard selected assets such as real property, investments, tangible personal property, and business interests.

Elder Law Long-Term Care / Medicaid Planning

Long-term care in Idaho costs nearly $10,000 per month on average. Medicare does not pay for long-term medical care. Medicaid will pay for this care, but only if you financially qualify. A Medicaid planning attorney may be able to help you financially qualify for Medicaid while protecting a portion of your assets.

The Cost of Long-Term Care in Idaho

In Idaho, long-term care is expensive, and Medicare may not cover it. Government aid is available, but giving away assets can hinder eligibility. Idaho Law Group helps protect assets while qualifying for Medicaid.

Will I Need Long-Term Care?

Idaho's 2023 long-term care costs nearly $9,944 monthly. At age 65, there's almost a 70% chance of needing it, with over half of women and nearly half of men requiring such care. (Sources: U.S. Dept. of Health, AARP, LongTermCare.gov)

Will Medicare Pay for Long-Term Care?

Medicare excludes Long Term Care coverage. After hospital discharge to LTC or Rehab, Medicare covers skilled services for a maximum of 100 days (average 22 days), excluding non-skilled assistance with daily activities (ADLs).

Probate

Probate is the legal process for settling the affairs of a person who has passed away. This involves the gathering and transfer of assets and property, and the payment of liabilities. The person who handles that process is called a personal representative. The process is complete when all the affairs of the decedent have been settled by distributing the decedent’s assets to those who are entitled to them, and paying the decedent’s liabilities. Idaho Law Group has vast experience in handling issues that arise in the probate process.

When Is Probate Necessary?

Probate is usually necessary if the deceased person (the “decedent”) owned real estate or other assets, in their own name, at the time of death.

Different Kinds Of Probate In Idaho

Informal Administration of Estates, Formal Administration of Estates, Summary Administration of Estates & Small Estate Affidavit

Probating an Estate in Idaho

When a person dies without a valid Will, Idaho “intestate” laws impose a distribution plan overseen by the Court. Your wishes are irrelevant. Idaho Law Group can help you avoid this problem.

Trust Administration

Idaho Law Group acknowledges the emotional pain of loss when a loved one passes. They recognize the added burden of legal and estate matters, providing empathetic trust administration to ease the process.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Attorneys

We provide education and counseling to individuals and families so that you can make informed choices with confidence.

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