Originally Posted by Lance Bushrod
It's no laughing matter
but plan to do the same, especially for the disposition of the house and family antiques and paintings. The less the lawyers are involved the better.
You would be surprised by how many families do not plan for the inevitable. The children do not want to talk about it. But with two kids in the family that have survived cancer, mine realize just how important planning is.
When my SIL was told by the doctors for him to go home, get his affairs in order and come back in two days, he got the message real quick. They gave him four weeks at best to live. They attacked his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with every thing they had in their armor. He survived it, but it left him in very rough shape. Disabled. Then my daughter came down with brain cancer, and she too is a survivor so far. So you can bet they have kept their affairs in order. But it doesn't have to be a doom and gloom matter either.
Remember "Death is a part of life. The last part."