“Thought for the Day” #703 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

April 12, 2016

The classical musician plays by reading music, or from memory, in a planned setting, while it is said that the accomplished jazz musician plays from a repertoire of somewhere between 150 to 250 songs, sometimes not knowing what song they will play or which key they will play in until they are on stage.  In estate and elder law planning you should plan by anticipating both the expected and the unexpected, with carefully chosen fiduciaries who can follow established rules and norms, but who also have the capability to improvise when called upon to do so.