Estate plans are not static. Everyone wishes that they were -- that we could just create them and forget about them, and that the plans themselves would adapt to life changes and legal changes over time. But that Utopian world doesn't exist. We have to change our estate plans, and often, when the world around us changes.
The California judge slated to rule this upcoming September on a dismissal motion filed last week by Tanya Thicke might have things clearly in mind and fully pieced together by then, being capable of weighing in definitively and with full confidence on the matter.
Many articles and commentaries on so-called "elder law" estate planning stress its utility in guarding against skyrocketing nursing care costs, especially in residential homes.
Any reasonable California resident is likely going to feel an uptick of peace and relief in the immediate wake of working with a proven estate planning attorney and implementing a well-tailored strategy for protecting loved ones and addressing future contingencies.
Your loved one is getting older, and the last thing you want to see is a family fighting over the inheritances and estate left behind. There are many reasons that people fight over estates. Some disputes come out of nowhere, but it's more likely that they have been brewing for some time.