Death is a difficult time. The dynamics and emotions involved often create situations unlike any others you will ever encounter and despite the intentions of the best of families the situation often deteriorates into unhappiness for those left behind. Many of the incidents that cause the drama could be easily avoided with some careful planning.
- Make sure everyone knows who the executor is. The executor has to carry out the last wishes and cannot know those last wishes unless they have frequent conversations and ask questions. The executor then needs to guide the family through the process of the final wishes.