Communicating To Your Heirs Your Desires And Your Estate Plans
Discuss your desires for what medical care you do and do not want if you become incapacitated and can't express your wishes. Also discuss you plans for what's going to happen to your assets if you die.
If you communicate your loved ones will know what you really desire. Communication makes it less likely they will fight your wishes, with each other, or have unnecessarily hurt feelings.
Having the discussion straight out can be morbid. Your life affirming deed can seem to be about your getting ready to leave the planet. Instead, make the discussion more general, more inclusive of the people close to you. For instance, the next holiday you are all together, suggest a family discussion. The odds are an open discussion will bring you closer. Other issues which aren't normally discussed in your group will likely also come to the fore. Experience shows this is usually the beginning of a healing process.
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