Impermanence is a bitch.
Okay, maybe he didn’t say that exactly, but the reality is that life changes constantly and we’re all going to go, someday. If you haven’t planned for that eventuality or other important life changes, it’s going to be a mess.
As a creative professional, you have extra assets to think about: your intellectual property. Copyrights are just like your physical stuff–when you die, they go to your heirs. If you haven’t planned for your eventual non-being, all your hard work could end up in the hands of your crazy, religious fundy brother–don’t let that happen.
If you are in California, Leslie can help. Of course, she can draft your will, but there are many other tools and options that can make your passing less painful for your loved ones, saving them effort and, importantly, money.
And it’s not just dying–if you get married or divorced, your copyrights are seriously affected. Leslie has relationships with family law attorneys and can help you plan for marriage (or your divorce). Your intellectual property is community property in California and some other states, so unless you take affirmative steps to keep it separate you could be in trouble if, well, things change in your life.
All things end, good and bad; it makes sense to plan for that. Email her to ask Leslie how.