IDAHO ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE ATTORNEYS
At Belnap Legal, PLLC, we provide clients a range of services that reach much deeper than the traditional drafting of wills and trusts. We think imaginatively to help our clients address family issues and plan for significant transfers of wealth, while minimizing tax costs and protecting their assets.
PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES
A portion of our estate planning practice is devoted to providing incomparable advanced planning, administration, and related fiduciary services to our high net-worth clients. We design and draft fully integrated estate plans comprised of wills and trusts of all types, and as needed, corporate and partnership documents, buy-sell agreements, conveyance documents, and other instruments, specifically tailored to address a client’s estate planning needs. Many of our clients are interested in charitable giving and, for those clients, we provide charitable gift planning and create charitable trusts, private foundations and other tax-exempt entities that meet their desires for philanthropy.
LARGE VS. SMALL ESTATES
A substantial portion of our estate planning practice is centered on the planning and administration of very large estates. However, we bring to bear the same competence and dedication in planning estates at all levels of complexity and take pride in being able to provide services to both large and small estates competently and carefully.
ESTATE AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION
Estate and trust administration is a major part of our practice, whether within the probate system or involving post-death administration of revocable and irrevocable trusts. Our estate and trust administration attorneys have extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of administration.
Our work in this area ranges from helping clients maximize their estate planning objectives to consulting with fiduciaries and beneficiaries on issues that arise during the course of administration. We also represent clients in all matters before the probate court, including litigating cases in which conflicts have arisen.
FIDUCIARY AND BENEFICIARY REPRESENTATION
Our attorneys counsel personal representatives and trustees on their obligations as fiduciaries and advise them with respect to strategies and best courses of action to avoid fiduciary liability. We represent personal representatives, trustees, and beneficiaries in lawsuits involving estate and trust administration issues, fiduciary removal and breach of duty allegations, conflicts of interest matters, will and trust construction and reformation issues, trust terminations, accountings, and will contests.
PLANNING WITH YOUR ANIMALS IN MIND
Idahoans enjoy the vast open country that is the West. Because of their passion for traditional western culture, many of our clients are animal enthusiasts, and in many instances with a particular enthusiasm for very large animals, such as horses. At Belnap Legal, PLLC, we take into consideration the notion that our client’s horse may be as important to him or her as any other asset they have, and in many instances, just as valuable. Our attorneys are well accustomed to drafting estate plans that involve our clients’ animals as well as their other assets.
AS PART OF OUR ESTATE PRACTICE, WE COMMONLY REPRESENT CLIENTS IN MATTERS INVOLVING:
- Charitable Planning
- Estate & Trust Administration
- Fiduciary & Beneficiary Representation
- Guardianships & Conservatorships
- Powers of Attorney
- Probate & Estate Administration