By Lane V. Erickson, Idaho Estate Planning Attorney
As an estate planning attorney, I often tell my clients that if they ever go through any major life changes, they should review their estate plan and make sure that it still meets their needs. One of the major life changes that often happens these days is that a person moves. If you have moved from another state to Idaho, then this article is for you.
In many instances moving to Idaho does not require any changes to your estate plan. In fact, Idaho has a specific law that says that if your estate planning documents were valid in the state where you got them, then they will be valid even if you move to Idaho. This law is found in Idaho Code § 15-2-506. However, the fact that your Will may still be valid, may not be enough to do what you want to do.