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Estate Planning • Tax • Probate • Business

Estate Planning • Tax
Probate • Business

Estate Planning
Tax • Probate

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

A well-crafted estate plan, tailored to your situation, assets and beneficial intent, is essential to protecting you, your family and your legacy. You have worked hard to build your estate. You must protect it. Do not expose it to an inadequate estate plan that can frustrate your beneficial intent and harm your family, financially and emotionally. The Popplewell Law team has extensive knowledge and skill in drafting estate plans. We have prepared hundreds of estate plans for estates of all sizes. We have dealt with, and planned for, countless types of assets, including farms, ranches, unique tangible personal property and closely-held businesses. Our substantial accounting and tax knowledge enables us to drill-down and develop all estate plan aspects. You require an estate plan that is tailored not only to fit your desires and practical needs, but places you in a tax favorable position. We can provide you with it. 

Estate Planning Services:

  • Revocable Trusts 
  • Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts 
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts 
  • Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts 
  • Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Exempt Trusts 
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts 
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts 
  • Charitable Lead Trusts 
  • Last Wills and Testaments 
  • Financial Powers of Attorney 
  • Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney for Health-Care 
  • Premarital Agreements 
  • Postmarital Agreements 
  • Community Property Agreements 
  • Cremation Directives 
  • Asset Ownership Planning 
  • Asset Beneficiary Designation Planning 


Tax is commonly referred to as one of life's two absolutes. Taxes permeate our society and must be endured at the local, state and federal levels. Taxes affect everyone – not only during life, but at death too. The underlying tax issues of an estate plan should never be given short shrift or disregarded, as such could cause dire financial effects and unravel your estate plan. A viable tax plan can mitigate your tax liabilities, and, in some cases, eliminate them entirely. You need a capable tax advisor that can properly help you navigate the complexities of the tax code and its regulations. The Popplewell Law team can satisfy that need. We have extensive experience in structuring many types of tax plans. We represent and advise on many tax areas and issues, including income tax, transfer tax and entity tax. We know how to apply the applicable tax statutes and regulations in a manner that can protect you, your family and your legacy. 

Tax Planning Services:

  • Income Tax 
  • Estate Tax 
  • Gift Tax 
  • Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax 
  • Corporate Tax 
  • Partnership Tax 
  • Disregarded Entities 
  • Taxation of Trusts and Estates 


Probate and its analog, trust administrations, are true tests of any estate plan. The legal, financial and familial adequacy of an estate plan will be determined during a probate proceeding or a trust administration. An estate plan that is seemingly sufficient during life, may be determined to lack crucial aspects after death. A skilled estate attorney can guide you through the probate and trust administration process efficiently and effectively as well as help you remedy the inadequacy of an unalterable estate plan. You need an estate attorney that can parse the Idaho Uniform Probate Code, Idaho trust statutes and the applicable case law and apply the law in a manner that can protect you, your family and your legacy. The Popplewell Law team can fulfill that need. We have vast knowledge and experience advising Personal Representatives and Trustees on the legal issues involved with probate and trust administrations, including fiduciary powers and duties, valuation and marshaling of assets, distributions and creditor claims. Our acute understanding of accounting and tax enables us to properly counsel clients on those issues, which is critical since they underlie all estate administrations. We have developed the requisite skillset to guide you through your probate proceeding or trust administration. 

Probate/Trust Administration Services:

  • Intestacy/Testacy Proceedings 
  • Heirship Proceedings 
  • Personal Representative Appointment Proceedings 
  • Inventories 
  • Asset Marshaling 
  • Accountings
  • Structured Distributions 
  • Creditor Claim Assessments 
  • Private Agreements 
  • Settlement Agreements 


The entrepreneurial spirit of southern Idaho cannot be denied. A short drive anywhere in southern Idaho reveals that those that call southern Idaho home are hard working, successful visionaries. Your business is your pride and joy. It is a reflection of you, regardless of its size or nature. You have devoted immeasurable time, energy and capital to your business. Ultimately, your business is a part of you, your family and your legacy. As a result, you need a business attorney who can expertly guide you through any issue that your business confronts. Whether it is formation, expansion, winding-up or another business matter, Popplewell Law Firm, PLLC has the know-how and expertise to assist you with your business' legal needs. Our firm has expansive knowledge and experience in representing businesses of all sizes - from small "mom and pop" ventures to multi-million dollar parent-subsidiary corporations. We fully understand the complexities of business law and its intertwined tax aspects. Our business counsel can enhance your entrepreneurial pursuits and foster favorable business results.

Business Planning Services:

  • Corporate Formation
  • Limited Liability Company Formation
  • Partnership Formation
  • Entity Administration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Reorganizations
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Financing Arrangements
  • Dissolution
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Twin Falls, ID 83301
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