There are unquestionably legions of hard-core proponents who readily extol the virtues of FATCA and want to see its legislative fiat persevere in the future.
Have you ever wondered what an estate representative's job would be if there were a potential for the estate to make additional income after the decedent's death? While an estate representative or executor isn't expected to be a financial wizard, he or she does need to take reasonable steps to maintain and, ideally, increase the value of the estate.
Understandably, you need knowledgeable and on-point legal acumen brought to bear on your behalf if you are the scion of a family fortune with a strong eye on passing along great wealth to following generations.
There was certainly a time when judges in California and across the country were uniformly disinclined in family law matters to spend more than a moment of time -- if any time at all -- considering the interests of Fido and/or Fluffy in a divorce matter. Pets were -- and still are -- deemed personal property. Courts have historically been a bit impatient with pet-related issues and averse to engaging in any best-interest analysis.
When a loved one passes away, you'll have many thoughts going through your mind. At some point, you must turn your attention to this person's estate plan.