“Thought for the Day” #832 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

October 26, 2016

Many older adults find great joy in oil painting and other art media as a path of expression perhaps not previously available to them when they were younger.  Estate planning is like a canvas – you can paint it or create it as you wish, a simple or complex expression of yourself, your ideals, your vision, your values. Is it sometimes necessary to labor over it?  Yes, but there are no wrong renderings, no wrong answers – only a creation that is yours and yours alone. And if thoughtfully and artfully done, one that will benefit those persons or organizations you care about, regardless of what the critics may say.