Idaho – Parker & Cole

FAQs for Idaho Probate

Probate laws vary state to state so it is important that you understand the laws in your state.  There are key differences that make dealing with probate in Idaho unique.

1. Can Probate be avoided in Idaho?

In Idaho, you can avoid Probate if you set up a trust for all of your assets. If there is no trust or other plans, the estate will enter the probate process in Idaho which can be a long process.

2. How long does Probate Take in Idaho?

The probate process in Idaho can be frustratingly long. It can take anywhere from 9 months to over 2 years, depending upon the complexity of the estate, the number of heirs, and the speed of the local court administering the case. If the Will is being contested, probate can drag on for even longer – sometimes taking several years. And that was pre-pandemic so now we are seeing more delays. Parker & Cole can get you funded long before the probate process is completed.

3. How can I speed up the probate process in Idaho?

Unfortunately, there is no real way to speed up the probate process, as it is required to go through the Courts which are currently backlogged. However, Parker & Cole can be the ideal solution to access a portion of your inheritance while you wait for the estate to close and disburse. The experienced professionals at Parker & Cole can guide you through the process making it easy to get the money you need as quickly as the same day.

4. Can I get a Probate Advance in Idaho?

Yes. Parker & Cole works in all fifty states and in all of Idaho’s counties, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Ada County, ID
  • Adams County, ID
  • Bannock County, ID
  • Bear Lake County, ID
  • Benewah County, ID
  • Bingham County, ID
  • Blaine County, ID
  • Boise County, ID
  • Bonner County, ID
  • Bonneville County, ID
  • Boundary County, ID
  • Butte County, ID
  • Camas County, ID
  • Canyon County, ID
  • Caribou County, ID
  • Cassia County, ID
  • Clark County, ID
  • Clearwater County, ID
  • Custer County, ID
  • Elmore County, ID
  • Franklin County, ID
  • Fremont County, ID
  • Gem County, ID
  • Gooding County, ID
  • Idaho County, ID
  • Jefferson County, ID
  • Jerome County, ID
  • Kootenai County, ID
  • Latah County, ID
  • Lemhi County, ID
  • Lewis County, ID
  • Lincoln County, ID
  • Madison County, ID
  • Minidoka County, ID
  • Nez Perce County, ID
  • Oneida County, ID
  • Owyhee County, ID
  • Payette County, ID
  • Power County, ID
  • Shoshone County, ID
  • Teton County, ID
  • Twin Falls County, ID
  • Valley County, ID
  • Washington County, ID

5. Does Idaho have an estate tax?

No, Idaho does not have an estate tax. The following states do have an estate tax:

    • Connecticut
    • Illinois
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota
    • New York
    • Oregon
    • Rhode Island
    • Vermont
    • Washington (state)

6. Does Idaho have an inheritance tax?

No, Idaho does not have an inheritance tax. The following states do have an inheritance tax:

    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Maryland
    • Nebraska
    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania