How Can You Plan for Dementia?

A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s, and 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Since 2000, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 89%. When planning your retirement and estate, it is essential to plan for your incapacity. Estate Planning Consequences A person … Read More

New PA and NP Privileges in Idaho Hospitals

Historically, privileges to admit patients to Idaho hospitals and healthcare facilities were reserved only to physicians, thus creating a limitation for physician assistants and nurse practitioners who were not permitted to admit their patients when necessary for their care. This limitation has become outdated and burdensome due to the expanding roles of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in health care … Read More

The Statute of Frauds: Get it in Writing

A man’s word is his bond. Or so the saying goes. However, the law requires that some contracts be made in writing, and signed by the party to be charged, so as to avoid fraud, confusion, and disagreement over the terms of the contract. An agreement covered by the Statute of Frauds that is not in writing is invalid. The … Read More

The Value of Knowing What an Acre of Land Is

The Public Land Survey System is a survey method developed for platting and selling land in the United States. It is grid system that enables land to be identified based upon its location in relation to a starting point. The Boise meridian, located approximately 19 miles from Boise, between the Snake River and the Boise River, governs all land surveys … Read More

Beard St. Clair Gaffney voted Best Law Firm

We are honored to be named Best Law Firm in the Post Register’s annual reader’s choice awards. We enjoy serving our clients with aggressive and creative legal solutions. Thank you for your votes!

Does Ransomware make you WannaCry?

On May 12, 2017, a worldwide ransomware attack assaulted businesses and government entities in 150 countries, including Britain’s national health system, FedEx, Spain’s Telefónica, and the Russian Interior Ministry. The virus dubbed “WannaCry” was designed to access servers through vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows software. Many users’ systems were infected by opening a seemingly harmless email. This virus was different from … Read More

The Federal Meat Inspection Act

I have a small pasture in front of my home. It is maybe an acre and a half in size. I irrigate it with sprinklers, and I put two or three cows on it. Late in the Fall I like to take one cow to the butcher, and the rest to the sale. The Federal Meat Inspection Act (“FMIA”) is … Read More