Southern Idaho Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration Attorneys
Foley Freeman has served the legal needs of individuals and families in Meridian, Idaho for more than 40 years. In that time, we have helped many people in the areas of estate planning, probate, and estate administration. For estate planning, we always give our clients plenty of individualized attention, rather than simply fill out forms. In probate and estate administration, we walk clients through legal proceedings, ensuring that their rights and interests are protected.
Our Estate Planning Practice
With the assistance of financial planners and tax professionals, Foley Freeman’s estate planning attorney, Mark Freeman, helps clients identify legal tools to protect assets, reduce or eliminate estate taxes, and if a revocable trust is utilized, to avoid probate as well. Many legal documents may be necessary to create a comprehensive estate plan, including:
- Simple wills
- Complex wills
- Living wills and health care directives
- Powers of attorney
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Charitable trusts
- Business succession planning documents
At Foley Freeman, we recognize the importance to our clients of delivering a financial legacy to their families and loved ones, and we make sure that the appropriate legal protections are in place to secure our clients’ estate plans. In many instances, we involve the counsel of professional advisors who are familiar with a clients’ goals and concerns, family situation, and assets. The time we take to fully understand our clients’ needs enables us to create truly customized plans.
Probate & Estate Administration
Probate is the legal process by which a person’s assets are distributed after death. If a person dies with a valid will, a personal representative is named to administer the estate, but if a person dies without a will, a court will appoint a personal representative according to statute. Attorneys from Foley Freeman can advise and represent an estate’s executor, and walk family members through the probate process.
When called upon to assist in estate administration, we take care of all the details necessary to settle an estate, including the preparing and filing all necessary documents, notifying creditors, and overseeing the orderly distribution of property. If litigation becomes necessary to resolve a dispute related to probate or estate administration, we have a wealth of litigation experience, and are fully prepared to proceed toward trial if it is in our client’s best interests.
We also assist clients with guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, including the preparation and filing of all necessary documents, court appearances, and advising the guardian or conservator regarding their fiduciary duties and obligations.
Contact an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney about Protecting Your Assets
Foley Freeman is proud to help clients make plans to ensure the prosperity of their future generations. If you need assistance with estate planning, probate, or estate administration, please contact our offices to schedule a consultation.