A robust end-of-life plan can alleviate the often daunting difficulties many families face when someone dies.
The American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division released a book last week intended to help attorneys, their clients and individuals interested in organizing their lives with these complicated matters.
The ABA Checklist for Family Heirs: A Guide to Family History, Financial Plans and Final Wishes comprises 10 chapters examining vital information that will help in making informed decisions today and ensuring that wishes will be known and carried out.
“Somebody is going to have to organize your affairs, and you can do it yourself or leave a mess for your family,” Sally Balch Hurme, the book’s author, said in a statement. “I know there are lots of people who don’t know where to start in getting their stuff organized.”