Although the United States is a country that is obviously marked by tremendous resources and power, such riches do not automatically translate to wealth -- that is, sustained and unfettered financial power and associated freedoms -- for all Americans.
Assuredly, estate plans executed and administered in Orange County and elsewhere across California and the rest of the country are about money.
One topic unquestionably dominates the conversations of millions of Americans from time to time in living rooms, company dining facilities, coffee shops, malls and just about everywhere else where people of a certain age congregate and exchange views.
High numbers of people across the United States, including many California residents, seek to respond meaningfully to advancing age by securing the benefits of long-term care policies offered by select insurance companies.
"[L]ife got in the way."
Unquestionably, one of the supreme misconceptions harbored by young couples with children is that attending to an estate plan is not something they need to think about.
Sure, doctors in Orange County and across the rest of the country have many of the same estate planning needs as do lay persons with no connection to the medical industry.
A commentator on estate planning makes a telling and important point in a recent media piece regarding planning considerations and elder law.
Estate planning commentators often remark on the need for individuals and families to think about their estates -- regardless of size or composition -- in a timely manner that allows for purposeful planning and peace of mind.
What involves "love, money and the compounded effect of a lifetime of emotional experiences?"