If your Southern California family has recently dropped off a child at college to begin his or her newly exciting life as a freshman, you and your spouse might be thinking that you've thought of everything that needs to be taken care of.
Land is certainly in no short supply in the United States. It's a big country, and many millions of individuals and families own deeds to real property.
OK, perhaps we should concede at the outset of this post that stratospheric pop star Prince did not bequeath an estate planning war in the wake of his recent passing.
It's pretty much like that annual medical check-up or every-so-often teeth cleaning. Or like that periodic oil change and kick-the-tires car inspection at the local auto shop.
Where elderly loved ones are living in somewhat isolated fashion from other family members, it can be prudent to check on them with sufficient scrutiny and regularity to rest assured that they are not falling prey to the machinations of third parties seeking to defraud them.
Considerable common sense prevails across an article recently written by a commentator on estate planning for families.
Uh, sooner is better than later?
We note the current century in the above-cited blog headline for this reason: In the aggregate, Americans are certainly living longer presently, with that reality bringing immediate -- and material -- implications for estate planning.
Have you ever paused at the term "elder law" and wondered about its focal concerns and parameters?
Our blog and multiple other media outlets that seek to provide relevant and timely information to readers regarding estate planning considerations often point out the egalitarian nature surrounding that subject matter.