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8 Tips For Having 'The Talk' With Elderly Parents
  • By: Joe Michels, Esq.
  • Published: August 4, 2020

Talking about estate planning is a difficult, emotional topic but it’s essential for every family. Unless you’re certain your parents have an up-to-date will and a wider plan for what should happen in the event of their passing, you shouldn’t assume everything will be taken care of. According to a 2017 survey, less than half of Americans have a will. If your mother or father dies intestate – meaning without a will – such a situation could lead to added emotional strain and stress. And it could have financial implications for all their children and/or other family members. The following eight tips can help you discuss the hard topics thoroughly and respectfully and prepare you for the road ahead. 1. Plan What You Can Discussing estate planning and all it entails is not something that should happen without any planning. Make a list of topics and questions, then let your parents know what you want to chat about with them. If possible, set a time and date and choose a private venue that everyone will…Read More

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