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For parents of children with special needs, planning for their child's future goes beyond the usual considerations. Ensuring financial stability, long-term care, and guardianship requires thoughtful estate planning. Capital City Law in Boise specializes in helping parents navigate the complexities of estate planning for children with special needs, offering the knowledge and expertise required to develop comprehensive plans. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of estate planning, key considerations, and the invaluable guidance Capital City Law can offer. Call for a consultation today.

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Estate planning is a crucial process that ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your passing. However, blended families face unique challenges and considerations that make estate planning especially important. Effectively navigating these challenges requires careful thought and strategic decision-making. Here's an overview of some key considerations for estate planning when you have a blended family, and call Capital City Law, a Boise estate planning law firm, today.

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Creating a trust is a smart and strategic move when it comes to estate planning. Trusts offer numerous advantages that can help safeguard your assets, protect them from creditors, and ensure your privacy. Here are the key benefits of setting up a trust, and call Capital City Law, a top-rated estate planning law firm in Boise, today.

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Navigating the intricate corridors of business can often be likened to mastering a complex dance. One misstep and the harmonious ballet can quickly turn into a treacherous tumble. Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are prime examples of this dance. The question many ask Capital City Law is: Do you need a business attorney to lead the way?

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When it comes to estate planning, understanding what happens to your debt after you pass away is an essential yet often overlooked aspect. As leading Boise estate planning lawyers, Capital City Law emphasizes the importance of considering all facets of your estate, including outstanding debts.

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When it comes to safeguarding your legacy and ensuring your loved ones are cared for, crafting a thoughtful, legally sound will is crucial. As a premier Boise estate planning lawyer, Capital City Law understands that estate planning involves more than just financial concerns; it's about peace of mind and creating a lasting legacy. Call us today! Here are four tips for writing your will.

Making changes to estate plan

Estate planning is an essential process that involves outlining a plan for distributing your assets to your loved ones after you pass away. However, circumstances such as new additions to the family, changes in assets or finances, or even a change of heart, might require adjustments or changes to your existing estate plan. So, the question is, can you make changes to your estate plan? Let Capital City Law guide you through the process.

Tips for a Successful Merger or Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are complex business transactions that require careful planning and execution. Whether it is a merger or an acquisition, both parties involved should be well prepared to ensure a successful outcome. Below are four tips from Capital City Law to help you have a successful merger or acquisition. Contact our team in Boise, ID!

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Estate planning is a crucial process that involves making legal arrangements for your assets and healthcare decisions. One essential document that often gets overlooked but is of utmost importance is a power of attorney.

As a leading estate planning attorney in Boise, Capital City Law can guide you through the importance of a power of attorney and help you understand how it can protect your best interests. Reach out for estate planning services today!

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Boise estate planning can be a complex process, especially for blended families. With the increasing prevalence of blended families, it's crucial to understand the unique challenges and considerations involved in estate planning for such families.

To avoid costly mistakes and legal disputes, it's essential to work with an experienced estate planning attorney like Capital City Law in Boise. Reach out to us today!

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Probate is a legal process that administers the estate of a deceased person. Probate involves the settlement of debts, payment of taxes, and distribution of assets to the deceased’s beneficiaries. It is a complex and time-consuming process that requires the assistance of an estate lawyer to ensure that all procedures are followed properly. Capital City Law offers probate legal services in Boise and all of Idaho. Learn more below, and contact us today!

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Talking to your parents about estate planning can be a difficult conversation, but it is important to ensure their wishes are respected and their assets are distributed accordingly. Estate planning is the process of planning for the management and disposal of an individual's wealth after their death. While it may be uncomfortable to talk about, it is a necessary step. Learn some great tips about how to help make the conversation easier below, and contact Capital City Law, an estate planning law firm located in Boise, today.

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Capital City Law recommends that you inspect and update your estate plan whenever a major life development occurs. Doing so can verify that all your assets will be handled correctly if something happens to you. Our team of family estate planning attorneys in Boise can help you update your estate plan whenever you need!

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At Capital City Law, we understand it might be tempting to save money and attempt to plan your estate on your own. However, the legal process behind family estate planning is often complex, confusing, and time-consuming. Our team of estate planning attorneys in Boise can take the stress out of estate planning, helping you put together a comprehensive and professional estate plan within your budget!

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Choosing the right estate planning attorney is an important decision. The right estate planning attorney can help you create a plan that meets your unique needs and protects your assets. Capital City Law in Boise offers a full range of wills and estate planning services. We work with families to create custom estate plans that meet their specific needs. Learn more about how we can help you redefine your estate plan!

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Estate planning is an important process that everyone should go through, yet many people avoid it. There are a variety of reasons why having an estate plan is important, including protecting your assets, providing for your loved ones, and avoiding probate.

At Capital City Law in Boise, our experienced estate planning attorneys can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that meets your unique needs and objectives. Let our team help you prepare for the future and contact us today!

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When it comes to estate planning, there are a lot of things to consider. But with the help of an experienced estate planning attorney, you can make sure your estate plan is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

At Capital City Law, we have extensive experience helping people in Boise and the surrounding area with their estate planning needs. Learn more about what you should consider when building an estate plan and let our team help you prepare for the future!


To all my Clients,

I have been following the developments surrounding the COVID-19 situation in the US and in Idaho specifically. At this time, I am taking new client appointments and I am still scheduling annual review meetings at my office.

If you have concerns about coming to the office or if the situation does deteriorate and our community is in some kind of restriction on visiting public places, I would like to offer you the opportunity to conference on Facetime, Skype, or Zoom from your own home. You will need a web camera on your home computer, tablet, or handheld device but we can accommodate such meetings.

I also have the ability to produce documents for you as well, as do electronic notaries and remote notaries. Under a recent Idaho law, I can notarize...


Making A Will – Why Preparing Your Will Doesn’t Have To Be Morbid | Capital City Law

Preparing for the end of your life may seem like a depressing thing, but it doesn’t have to be. It can actually bring your family and loved ones together, and be a positive experience. This blog details how to make planning your will a positive experience for everyone. Capital City believes that estate planning can have a lasting, positive impact on families. Contact us today to learn more about our estate planning services.

Many people avoid estate planning because they either don’t think they have to think about the end of their life yet, or they believe it’s too morbid to think about. However, ignoring the opportunity to get rid of family tension, and making sure your assets are taken...


In choosing an estate planning attorney, you want to be extremely thorough. This is someone who will be handling the ownership of your personal belongings for the remainder of your life and beyond, so it is incredibly important to hire someone you trust to take care of you. Steve Rausch, of Capital City Law is in his 15th year of estate planning and business law practice. He has seen the ins and outs of estate planning, and knows that finding the right estate planning lawyer is something to take seriously. This blog is a guide for how to find the right estate planning lawyer for you. Read on to learn more.


Estate planning seems easy and simple enough, but it can actually be a fairly complex process. The biggest reason for the process being complicated is that there are so many misconceptions surrounding how to plan your estate properly. At Capital City Law, we work with you every step of the way to determine the best options for you and your family when creating your estate plans. Our trusted professionals have debunked some of the most common misconceptions about estate planning, so you can better understand the estate planning process.

  1. “I trust my family to do the right thing.”

We love them, but family can be complicated. Most of the time, family includes a lot of people with a lot of thoughts and opinions. In estate planning, this can complicate the process if...


Preparing for your passing, as well as addressing your mortality is not always easy. It can be daunting, with a lot of questions. However, if you have the right estate planning attorney, the process will be smooth, affordable, and your assets will go to the right place. The questions you ask your estate planning attorney help you determine whether or not they’re out to help you, or generate an income. Here are several important questions to ask to make sure your estate planning attorney is looking out for your best interest. Also, click here to read about common misconceptions in estate planning that are also important to address.

  1. How long have you been working with trusts and estates?

It’s important to get a good gauge of your estate planner’s experience. It’s...


Last wills and trusts are totally different. What you need depends solely on your circumstances, as well as personal preferences. But what exactly are the differences between last wills and trusts, and in the estate planning process, how do you decide which is right for you?

What’s a Last Will?

A last will is a legal document that, as part of a comprehensive estate plan, directs who will receive your property at your death. It also appoints a legal representative to carry out your wishes stated in the will after you are gone. You can detail your possessions, and name beneficiaries in your last will. It gives you the ability to choose a guardian if you pass before your children turn 18.

Last wills generally go through a process called probate. Probate is a long and...


Most people are familiar with the concept of a last will and testament. This is a legal document that instructs friends and family about your wishes after you pass away. It might instruct them about what you’d like for your funeral, what should happen to your personal belongings, who you want to get something from your estate, or even who you wish to become the guardian of any minor children, pets, or family members in your care. But it’s not the only important document that should be a part of your estate planning. Anyone who needs a last will and testament (and that’s practically everyone) should also have a living will. It’s important that you know about...


Mergers and acquisitions (commonly referred to as M&A) are often big news. There is a good chance that you’ve seen a story about either a merger or an acquisition in the news recently. Disney and Fox recently announced a billion dollar merger, as did CVS pharmacy and Aetna health insurance. Hersey is planning to acquire the Amplify brand. Oracle will be acquiring Australian company Aconex for more than a billion dollars. It’s happening all the time in the business world, but it’s not just big businesses that do it, either. M&A in Boise is a common occurrence, as businesses come together and buy each other in an effort to grow their share of the market. It’s not something that you...


Many people believe that if they aren’t leaving behind any major assets, they don’t need to leave a will. Wills are often portrayed as a means to give away all of your belongings after you die, and yes, they can be used for that purpose. But the truth is, wills aren’t just for the well-off to distribute gifts post-mortem. Wills are put in place to protect both you and your loved ones, even if you don’t have any big assets to leave behind. It’s important to know what a will can do for you and your loved ones before you assume that you won’t need one. Making a will could be more important than you ever realized.

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When it comes to estate planning, there is no time like the present. Many people delay putting an estate plan in place because they don’t want to think about death and about leaving loved ones behind. Others don’t arrange an estate plan, at all, because they believe that they don’t have enough assets or that they aren’t old enough to start planning.

In a previous article, we discussed why estate planning is important for you and your family. We broke down what estate planning is, what wills and trusts are and also touched upon what can happen if you do not have an estate plan in order. In this article, we are going to outline the ways you and your loved ones will benefit from having an estate plan in place.

At Capital City Law, we offer estate planning services in Boise. We...


No one wants to think about passing away and leaving family members behind. Many people, for this reason, put off estate planning because they feel a conversation about end of life plans is too sad or unsettling. In reality, estate planning is actually a very positive step you can take to protect your family and your assets after your death.

Your estate is comprised of everything you own, from your car to your home, checking account, furniture and even the shirt on your back. When you meet with an estate lawyer, the two of you will put together a plan that clearly outlines a number of specifications, including who gets what part of your estate after you pass. Without a will or other explicit instructions, decisions regarding your estate and how it is distributed is taken...