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Custody – Beware if you are not married to your child’s other parent.

July 7, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com Child Support, Custody Tags: , , , , , , ,
It is common today for couples to live together and have children without being married.  This generally is fine so long as the couple is getting along well together.  Problems occur when the couple split up.  Often a couple will go for long periods of time after a breakup with no formal court order governing [...]

Protecting Separate Property

June 16, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com Divorce Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
In a divorce all property will be presumed to be community.  If there is a dispute about whether property is separate or community, the party who is alleging it is separate has the burden to prove it is his or his separate property.  Separate property is all property brought into a marriage by one of [...]

Powers of Attorney – How to choose your agent.

June 16, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com POA Tags: , , , ,
When choosing who you appoint as your agent to handle your finances through a Power of Attorney, you should choose carefully.  Often people simply choose their oldest child or closest sibling without consideration as to what is needed from an agent.  It is important that you choose someone with high integrity and who is completely [...]

Estates

June 9, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com Estates Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
The Personal Representative of an estate is responsible for filing the final income tax return for the deceased.  Income reported is from the beginning of the year to the date of death.  Any post death income is reported by the estate.  Investments and pensions are generally taxed to the person who inherits them.  I always [...]

Protect Your Credit

April 23, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com Credit Tags: ,
You are entitled to one free credit report each year from each of the 3 large credit reporting agencies.  The cite to use to obtain your free credit report is annualcreditreport.com .  Use this cite to request one report each year from each agency.  Stagger your requests so that you request one every 4 months.  [...]

Child Custody

April 23, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com Custody Tags: , , ,
Most Frequently Asked Question:  What age does a child need to be to choose which parent to live with?  - The short answer to this question is age 18, when he/she becomes an adult.  Idaho Code does list the “wishes of the child” as one factor a Court should consider when determining the best interests [...]

Social Security Benefits Post-Divorce

April 23, 2015 audreyn@numberslaw.com Post Divorce Tags: , , , ,
After a divorce a former spouse may be able to claim under his/her former spouse’s social security benefits.  If the parties were married at least 10 years and the spouse wanting to exercise this option is 62 or older and not remarried he/she would have the option to claim under his/her former spouse’s social security.  [...]