It is amazing to spend time talking to people who are in vastly different professions than yours. It gives you perspectives that you never would have had otherwise. For example, spend some time talking to a doctor and you will see how the doctor views everything with a medical perspective. Similarly, police officers see everything with a law enforcement perspective. Well, we estate planning attorneys see things through our professional perspective.
I thought about this recently when I went on Amazon and purchased a digital movie. I just wanted to watch the movie. I’m not sure how a doctor or police officer would view this purchase, but as an estate planning attorney I thought about how I could pass it on to my children when I pass away. I paid for the movie and can watch it as often as I want whenever I want. However, I did not download it or store it on my computer in anyway. It’s just a right associated with my Amazon account.
I’m not sure that I can pass this movie on to my children, or anyone else. This is one of the many issues in estate planning in the digital age that need to be addressed.
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