Basic Information about Idaho’s Laws for Seniors
Seniors and their family, friends, neighbors and caregivers will find this Guide helpful. The Guide gives general information about legal issues that seniors frequently encounter. It also offers practical options about where to look and who to call for more detailed information.
You may need to talk to a lawyer about your unique situation.
This Guide gives general information on legal issues. No guidebook can cover every single legal issue or substitute for an opinion from an attorney about your unique case.
However, we hope that this Guide will give you a better understanding of what to expect, what questions to ask an attorney, and what you can do next. This Guidebook was published in June, 2011. Laws and contact information may have changed since then.
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. wrote this Guidebook.
Guidebook generously supported by the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation, the Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults (JAVA), and a Community Outreach Grant from the United States District and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho.
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