The Sharing Economy Takes a Hit in Idaho

Back in June 2015, the Idaho Supreme Court addressed the relationship between short-term rentals (VRBO, Airbnb, Inc., etc.) and Homeowner’s Association (HOA) covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) in Adams v. Kimberley One Townhouse Owner’s Association, Inc., 352 P.3d 492 (Idaho 2015). The court upheld an amendment to CC&Rs of an HOA that all-but-eliminated the use of a single-family residence for short-term …

Another Deed Option in California for Estate Planning, at least until January 1, 2021

California approved transfer on death deeds that transfer certain types real property on the death of its owner without a probate proceeding.  It is intended as a simple and inexpensive mechanism that can be utilized by married or unmarried couples to transfer a home.  There are specific requirements to an effective transfer on death deed that must be met, including …

Happy Holidays

December 17, 2015 Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy New Year. Jill, Lucas, Leigh, and Sarah Pictured are other members of the Jill Eshman Law team: Lobi Eshman, Ruby and Nelly Koonce, and Winston Sundby

Life is Long. Art is Longer. Protecting & Planning Your Art Legacy

August 12, 2015 Ochi Gallery is pleased to present “Life is long. Art Is Longer. Protecting and Planning Your Art Legacy,” a panel discussion featuring Xiliary Twil, President and Principle of Art Asset Management Group; Jill Eshman, Jill Eshman Law; and Mark Eshman, Chairman of ClearRock Capital LLC. Developing an art collection requires time, energy, resources and most of all, …

Vacations should be relaxing.

Lobi Eshman Lobi Eshman The best time to agree on a common management plan for your family vacation home is before you have an epic passive-aggressive family battle raging (and yes, that’s a thing). A written agreement sets out all of the operating procedures and expectations in order to avoid conflict later. Family dynamics and emotions make financial and administrative decisions …

Seminar Today re Family Vacation Home Planning

February 26, 2015 Join us for a complimentary workshop on Family Vacation Home Planning to learn about your options for owning a family vacation property (LLC, Trusts, Tenants in Common, etc.), how to keep your property in the family and the types of written agreements available to avoid family disagreements. Today, February 26, 2015 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at …

Does your Facebook account match your estate plan?

Can’t I just use someone’s user name and password to manage their online accounts after they die? All thorough and complete estate plans will provide loved ones with their user names and passwords for online and other digital accounts, as this is essential for settling another’s affairs in today’s world.  However, a user name and password may not be enough. …

Which bank is our checking account at again?

by Sarah Sundby In most households there’s one person who is the family bookkeeper and holds the “keys to the kingdom.” Since I currently hold the key to my own family’s finances and online file storage, I decided to create step-by-step instructions for my husband (who would likely have no idea where to begin). Then I showed him where my …

Traditional Estate Planning

by Jill Eshman My clients expect their estate planning will cause their property to go to whom they want, the way they want, when they want and that it will minimize the impact of taxes, professional fees and court costs. They also expect their estate planning will help them keep control of their property while they are alive and well …

Modern Estate Planning – Don’t Set it and Forget It

by Jill Eshman Modern estate planning is not a transaction; it is a process. It involves not only the client but many generations. It allows you, as the client, to care for your loved ones with resources, love and wisdom. It truly is “wealth counseling.” Modern estate planning is not just something done to plan for death – it is …