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Bankruptcy and Tax Debt

Income tax debts may be dischargeable under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. There are several criteria that must be met in order for taxes to be dischargeable.    The due date for filing a tax return is at least three years ago.     The return was filed at least two years ago.  … Read More »

Challenges to Wills

Challenges to Wills A possible settlement deal was recently reported in the litigation over the estate of Huguette Clark, the wealthy heir of former U.S. Senator William A. Clark. The litigation is will contest action filed in New York concerning Huguette Clark’s April 2005 will.  In her will, she removed her distant relatives as beneficiaries… Read More »

Bankruptcy and Foreclosure in Idaho

Bankruptcy and Foreclosure in Idaho The Emerald Forest Products sawmill on W. Main Street in Emmett, ID filed for bankruptcy and faces a trustee foreclosure sale. The business, which opened in 2010, struggled to produce boards with its used equipment and now owes Northwest Bank almost $2 million. The bankruptcy is a blow to Dick… Read More »

An Arrest for a Juvenile Offense is Not Child’s Play

Boise police announced the arrest of two 15-year-old boys who were involved in a summer crime spree. The boys stole iPhone chargers, knives, money and other items from unlocked cars, as well as causing damage to houses under construction and the metal grates at Lake Hazel Middle School. They youths were charged with multiple counts… Read More »

The Legal Grounds For Divorce in Idaho

A recent study by Ohio State University researchers suggests that members of large families may be less likely to get divorced. The study was based on information obtained from more than 50,000 Americans within the last 40 years. The findings demonstrate that the chances of a person getting a divorce decrease two percent per sibling… Read More »

Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure (I.R.F.L.P.)

Effective January 1, 2013 the Fourth Judicial District of Idaho implemented the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure (I.R.F.L.P.). The I.R.F.L.P. are a pilot project of the Idaho Supreme Court for the Fourth Judicial District, including Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties. These rules apply ONLY to family law cases filed in the Fourth Judicial… Read More »

The Next Major Change of BAPCPA

In April of 2005, the United States Congress passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, commonly known as BAPCPA.  That law took effect in October of 2005.  One of the important changes of BAPCPA was 11 U.S.C. §727(a)(8), which was amended to increase the number of years for which a person can refile a chapter… Read More »

Why Do I Need Estate Planning?

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Estate planning is for anyone wants to control what happens to their property and money when they pass away, as well as protect it during his or her lifetime. A Boise estate planning attorney doesn’t only assist you in planning your estate, but also in prioritizing your… Read More »

Five Ways to Start Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy can feel like an ending instead of a beginning. However, it does not have to be. It’s true, once you file for bankruptcy your credit rating takes quite a hit. But your credit is not ruined forever. In fact, as soon as your bankruptcy case is closed, you can take steps to… Read More »

Idaho Divorce Facts

Divorce laws vary from state to state. If you are considering divorce or suspect your spouse may be approaching divorce, you should inform yourself about the divorce laws in your state. You don’t want to find yourself unprepared. A Boise divorce attorney can give you all the facts you need to know about divorce in… Read More »