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Q&A: My Parents Shut Down When I Try to Talk About Estate Planning. How Can I Help Them Open Up?

Ali Katz



Q: My parents shut down when I try to talk about estate planning. How can I help them open up?

–Concerned Son



A: Concerned,

It can be difficult for some people to talk about estate planning because they don’t like to think about dying or may feel like the conversation is a way to pry into their assets. To assure your parents you have their care in mind, start the conversation by telling them how much they mean to you and how you want to make sure that they’re cared for in the event they become ill, and that you don’t want there to be any confusion or conflict after they’re gone.