There is not much to this post, primarily because the articles referenced below already thoroughly discuss the issues. Specifically, both articles shed light upon two common problem areas which can often eventually erupt into estate, trust and probate disputes.
The first article is from the New York Times and addresses the effect of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia upon an individual's ability to control and account for their finances. Given our aging population and ever-increasing life expectancy, it's recommended reading for everyone as this concern affects innumerable families in this country.
The second article is from the Wall Street Journal and touches upon the often-tense relationship between trustees and beneficiaries. It may especially be interesting and insightful for anyone who already acts as trustee or who may eventually act as a trustee in the future.
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