Is there a malcontent in your family, say, a brother or sister who constantly complains of some perceived inequity in how he or she is treated vis a vis all the other siblings?
"In the ballpark" was the comment uttered by a now-deceased business tycoon some years back in response to an estimate of his net worth pegged at about $500 million.
Some things in life remain constant.
Seminars in California locales and elsewhere in the United States occasionally pop up to address centenarians and estate planning.
Some California readers of our estate planning and litigation blog (with occasional entries addressing offshore-related accounts and taxpayer/IRS interactions) might reasonably conjure up the oft-referenced image of an ostrich with its head buried in the sand when perusing a recent Forbes tax-focused article.
When the legendary California rapper Tupac Shakur met his ultimate fate in a hail of bullets in 1996, his lucrative estate passed into the hands of his mother, Afeni Shakur.
The goal of all estate is that everything transitions without a hitch, that no opposition arises.
Losing a parent or another close family member is hard enough. It gets even worse, however, when an inheritance dispute arises.