Any article written in the United States that focuses on pets can pretty safely get a central truism immediately out of the way, namely this: We are a nation of unabashed animal lovers, plain and simple. Estimates on what Americans spend annually on their pets for medical visits and treatments, food and toys -- even things like clothes and spas -- easily run into the billions of dollars.
Another actor with strong New York ties is leaving behind both a professional legacy of high merit and questions surrounding the distribution of his personal estate.
When people think about estate planning, they typically think it is only something that people need to do if they are elderly or ill. While these are certainly instances when many people would probably have some kind of an estate plan in place, planning ahead can be beneficial to just about any person who lives on or around Long Island.