Estate Planning for the Heart: When to Have “The Conversation” with Your Loved Ones
Are you sitting down? I’ve got some bad news. We’re all going to die.
Yes, we all know we’re mortal. Yet somehow, most of us would rather talk about almost anything aside from death and dying – especially the more emotional aspects of the topic.
“We seem to be okay discussing the practical matters associated with death,” says Cory Shaw, executive director of Weinstein Hospice. “We plan meticulously with estate lawyers and financial planners, but why aren’t we talking with our own families to help guide decisions about what matters most to us as we approach the end of life?”