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Bankruptcy Update-Are Stimulus Checks Exempt in Idaho?

Idaho Bankruptcy Update, COVID-19 and Stimulus Checks April 6, 2020 On March 27th, 2020, Congress passed, and President Trump signed the CARES act into law. Part of that trillion-dollar stimulus package includes direct stimulus payments to households in America. Households can receive up to $1,200.00 per adult and $500.00 per child. Are these stimulus checks exempt in… Read More »

Bankruptcy Update-Idaho Raises Homestead Exemption

Idaho Bankruptcy Update-Homesteads and COVID-19 April 6, 2020 The Idaho exemptions have recently changed significantly in favor of borrowers. An exemption is an item of value that is protected from a creditor’s reach. Even if a person is sued and a judgment is entered against the borrower, a creditor is still barred from taking these items. One… Read More »

Estate Planning and Covid-19

Many people procrastinate, or delay completing, their estate plans while trying to finalize some difficult decisions. Preparing an estate plan, whether a will or a revocable (or living) trust, is something that many people often think of, but life gets in the way and they never seem to get around to finalizing their plan. As… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Tips on Hiring a Quality Child Custody Lawyer

Divorce can be a difficult, emotionally traumatic experience all around. Add children into the mix, and it becomes even more complicated. If a divorcing couple cannot agree upon the specifics on how to handle splitting up time with their children, the courts must get involved. At this point, it is imperative you hire a qualified… Read More »