Now that I have your attention…let’s talk about “the other talk” you should be having with your kids…your Estate Plan and your wishes.
This actually may be much harder than the “sex talk” because it is talking about you, your family, them, and a life changing event for everyone. It isn’t an easy discussion…in fact it is usually so painful for many that they don’t have it at all. That is the worst thing you can do for your family…put it off and then not get the chance to say what you want in your own words and why you are doing what you are doing.
My strong recommendation is to not let this happen…bite the bullet and have the talk. It will be much less painful than you think and it will remove a tremendous amount of anxiety…for everyone.
Here is a starting point list for you to consider as you prepare for your discussion. You can add more as you think about what you want to say but this will get you started and thinking…
That should get you started on planning for the “other talk” you need to get scheduled today. Don’t put it off…get the date on the calendar and make it happen. I know I am being a bit forceful here but you will thank me later…it is a critical discussion and one that can create more family harmony once it is done and understood by your loved ones. As usual, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
I believe establishing and maintaining long-term relationships is the key to serving clients and their families. To that end, I work every day to deliver legal services efficiently in a supportive, empathetic environment.
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