It doesn’t uniformly raise eyebrows when an individual appointed with decision-making powers concerning another person’s finances or health care questions the latter’s capacity. That actually happens routinely in California and across the country, often in cases where an agent spotlights alleged diminished capacity owing to extreme age and related factors.
It's shocking how many people pass away with no estate plan and no will. Obviously, everyone will pass away at some time. We all know it. Anyone with assets knows it's coming and they know that an estate plan can make it go smoothly. But they just don't do it.
Most people value their privacy, and that is certainly true for members of well-heeled families who understandably don’t want the details of their assets closely chronicled in media tabloids.
Can you sense it?