"[Y]ou have the right to do whatever you want to with your estate."
What does teaching children about money management, fundamental business realities, debt/borrowing, credit, economics and other financial matters have to do, if anything, with estate planning?
Most people do tend to accumulate things, and the "stuff" that piles up over the course of a lifetime can be considerable.
Some select fields of law are certainly a bit more people centric than others are for one very specific reason: people.
"[Y]ou have to address the elephant in the room."
Say that you've been approached by a close friend or relative in Orange County or elsewhere who is asking you to serve as the executor of his or her estate.
"[T]he ultimate result is exactly what you set out to achieve."
Here's a central irony related to health insurance: Although federal law changes have in recent years greatly reduced the number of Californians and other Americans without health coverage (one estimate concludes that as many as 15 million more people have become insured since 2013), being a policyholder has done little to shield many people from financial ruin in the event of a material medical illness.
Following uber icon David Bowie's lead to gain traction in the musical industry would likely be a fruitless move for any young and ambitious musician, given Bowie's singular chops and absolutely unique image and delivery.
If you're married but sans kids and don’t ever expect to alter that status quo, you can basically just opt of any discussion on estate planning that some of your friends and acquaintances might be having, right?