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Recognizing the Reality of Death

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Apr 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Avoiding the thought of death is relatively standard in humans.  However, it may not be the right course.

We do not generally dwell on the thought of death, we avoid making estate plans and we are often not prepared for the reality of death when it happens, according to The New York Times in "New York Today: A Sunny Day at the Death Cafe," an article about a funeral home that has a unique way to get people to talk about death.

The idea is a death café.  This is a place where people can come together and talk openly about death and whatever else they want to talk about. They can ask questions and get opinions from other people. The idea works because nothing is being sold or otherwise pushed at the meetings. It is just for people to talk and maybe drink a cup of coffee.

If you do not have a death cafe in your area, that does not mean that there is nothing you can do. Think about what you want for your family after you pass away and then meet with an estate planning attorney to advise you on creating a plan that meets your unique circumstances.

Reference: New York Times (March 27, 2018) "New York Today: A Sunny Day at the Death Cafe."

About the Author

Nina Whitehurst

Attorney at Law Nina has been practicing law for over 30 years in the areas of estate planning, real estate and business law She is currently licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee. Her Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating is the highest achievable: 5 stars in peer...

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