Talking To Your Kids About Your Dying Wishes

Death is a frightening event, and putting the event into words more so. Some people do not mention death until they are diagnosed with a serious illness or when they suddenly find themselves in a hospital bed. If at all possible the conversation about your inevitable demise should be conducted before those two events. Even if that dialogue simply puts forth the idea that you do not want to linger on life support, your intentions should be known to your children at a reasonable stage of their lives.  Your intentions typically are expressed in a health care power of attorney, HIPAA waiver and living will.

But remember – life support is not the only subject to discuss with your children. These topics may also include funeral arrangements, where to place your remains, etc. This exchange could be formal and take place at your lawyer’s office with your children in attendance.  It could also be a family meeting in your own living room.

 

Here is a recent article from Forbes.  Enjoy!  https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinefletcher/2018/05/15/talking-to-your-kids-about-your-dying-wishes/#76ff9f2e9db8

Written by Legacy Planning Law Group

Legacy Planning Law Group is dedicated to working with individuals and families to help protect the assets they have built throughout their life, and make everything simpler for families who have lost a loved one. We help thoughtful people achieve the peace of mind that comes with planning their personal legacy and passing on family harmony.

Written by Legacy Planning Law Group

Legacy Planning Law Group is dedicated to working with individuals and families to help protect the assets they have built throughout their life, and make everything simpler for families who have lost a loved one. We help thoughtful people achieve the peace of mind that comes with planning their personal legacy and passing on family harmony.