Defining the Estate: Why Do You Ask?

The meaning can vary depending on the context

The “estate” is central to our professions.  We plan estates, we administer estates and we even call ourselves trusts and estates practitioners.

But what’s this thing called the estate?  How does its definition impact advice to clients and their understanding of their assets and how they pass?  The concept of “estate” has different meanings in various technical contexts, which alone or collectively may not reflect clients’ under

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