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Important Holiday Conversations with Family

POSTED ON: November 3, 2016

Just as soon as the sugar high of Halloween comes to an end, daylight savings time is also a wrap. In an instant, the holiday music playing everywhere we turn is encouraging us to start gearing up for holiday celebrations and family visits.

For many adult children who live near their parents, regular check-ins are common. As is the gradual process of increased worry and care needed to ensure their wellbeing. For others who may have settled further from family, the holidays are a time for visits with aging parents that are few and far between.

To recap an article from Aging Care, holidays may be the only opportunity that family members have to personally observe older relatives, and there are 4 red flags to look for during holiday visits with parents. They include:

  1. Weight loss
  2. Balance
  3. Emotional wellbeing
  4. Home environment

From an Estate Planning perspective, signs of decline in these areas likely indicate that it is time to have meaningful conversations about safeguarding your family’s financial legacy.

Estate Planning is a critical part of preparing for the future — for both expected and unexpected life events. Delaying hard conversations can often limit the options available to ensure financial and medical protection. Estate Planning works best when it is proactive, instead of reactive.

Working with The Heritage Law Center is the best way to ensure that your family is clearly guided through the estate planning process and that the plans to safeguard their financial legacy are crafted in the most effective way possible.

Call our office at 617.299.6976 to set your appointment time for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation meeting. Schedule it while your family is together for the holidays this year. Estate planning is the gift of peace of mind – give it to your family this holiday season.