Imagine how you would feel after a loving parent has passed away and you suddenly realized that, notwithstanding mom's or dad's incessant infatuation and endorsement of so-called "virtual currencies" during life, there is no evidence to be found of any such property in estate documents or elsewhere?
Well, it's not The Grapes of Wrath, but it is nonetheless wrath, and it spells mutually directed ire that has soured relations between heirs of best-selling author John Steinbeck for many years.
Here's a notable but not often stressed point relevant to estate planning that a New York Times article recently passed along: within a few short years, more than one of every five Americans will reportedly be 65 or older.
Every thoughtful person from middle age to being on the cusp of retirement might dutifully reflect on the findings of a recent study focused upon what surveys show deeply concerns scores of millions of Americans.
Modern couples often include couples who live together, but are unmarried. It has become common for couples to live together before ever deciding to marry. When you have live together, you share many things. You and your partner may also have children. In Massachusetts 33.4 percent of children are born to unmarried mothers.