A living will is a somewhat novel concept for a corporation. The idea appears to be borrowed from personal living wills, which direct the chosen proxy and other parties to a person's health care wishes should they become incapacitated. In the same way that big bank 'living wills' are meant to prevent financial system turmoil, a personal living will can prevent turmoil and angst amongst family and loved ones in the Sacramento area.
California residents may have seen the news that a multi-millionaire went missing last week under mysterious circumstances. Now the fallout over the man's disappearance seems to be coming to a head, as his wife and mother wrestle over control of the man's numerous business interests, assets and property. The man vanished last week after embarking on his fishing boat, which later washed up on a Fort Lauderdale beach.
Estate planning is critical, even though we often make excuses for avoiding it. Making decisions about how worldly possessions will be distributed upon one's death is part of the process, but it's not the only part that should be involved in estate planning for California residents. It is also critical to make decisions regarding personal care should one become incapacitated due to illness or injury.