Everyone would like to see their family members all getting along well 100% of the time, but unfortunately few if any families are totally resonant with one another at all times. It can take some effort to create a harmonious dynamic, and this is something to keep in mind when you are making preparations for the latter portion of your life and eventual death.
First of all, keeping decisions out of the hands of your family members can go a long way toward squashing any possible disagreements. With this in mind, making sure that you execute the appropriate advance health care directives stating your own preferences regarding medical procedures is key.
The case of Terri Schiavo that played itself out in the public eye a number of years ago is a prime example of why it is so important to make your wishes known.
There is also the matter of final arrangements. Different members of your family may have opposing viewpoints with regard to how you should be laid to rest. You can take the matter into your own hands by making preparations in advance and communicating them to your family.
And speaking of communication, in general letting everyone know what to expect after you pass away may be a good idea depending on the circumstances so that there are no misunderstandings that could possibly lead to estate challenges.
Making sure that all your bases are covered can keep the peace among family members. If you’re ready to get started, take action right now to arrange for a consultation with a licensed and experienced Indianapolis estate planning lawyer.
Mr. Kraft assists clients primarily in the areas of estate planning and administration, Medicaid planning, federal and state taxation, real estate and corporate law, bringing the added perspective of an accounting background to his work.