Thoughts about the future are common as the end of the year approaches. Across Colorado individuals may be making plans to meet 2019 with renewed vigor and a commitment to reaching their goals. However, those plans may be relatively short viewed in the great scheme of things. Many people could benefit from taking a close look at their estate plans and end of life arrangements.
My mother died on Sunday, the 9th of September. She was almost 88 years old. She and my father had been married for nearly 67 years at the time of her death. She was the last of her immediate family to die, and she was proceeded in death by her parents and her two sisters. Her passing was not unexpected, but it was still like being punched in the stomach.
People may have many hopes regarding what will happen with their estate upon their death. One common hope is that the distribution of their estate will go smoothly and to their wishes. Among the things that could keep such a hope from becoming reality are family conflicts.