Think back to those early days in life when it seemed like everything in the candy aisle was free, if you begged your parents hard enough. Not a fleeting thought was given to the expenses of a vacation or the co-pay costs at the doctor. There is something beautifully unburdened in the way which children experience the world: recklessly present and innocently ambivalent.
Most people think estate planning is only for wealthy people. Certainly, the 55% of Americans who died without a will thought so, even though all of their estates ended up in probate court subject to the laws of the state. Sadly, the surviving families were thrust into a situation that resulted in unnecessary distress, expense and, for many of them