A recent story in the Denver Post compiled a few of the horror stories that estate planning attorneys see on a regular basis:
While these are extreme scenarios, they illustrate the kind of difficulties that can arise in a family after the loss of a loved one. You have the power to prevent this kind of turmoil from happening in your family. The solution is to prepare a simple estate plan. Ask your children or other family members if there are things they would like after you are gone. Compile a list and include it with your will. Be sure to list sentimental items, like wedding rings and family photos, and the person(s) they should go to.
If you make a list, your personal representative is obligated to follow it. It removes the opportunity for an emotional battle at a time when family members are grieving.
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