No one wants their will to lead to an argument among loved ones. However, these arguments are unfortunately common.
Are there any ways to help reduce these potential arguments? Fortunately, the answer is yes.
Forbes takes a look at arguments that erupt over wills and how to reduce them. Friction over estate plans is certainly no new problem. However, there are ways to cut down on these disputes.
One of the best things to do? Communicate clearly and openly. No one wants to have in-depth conversations about the possibility of a loved one dying in the future. However, these open chats about end-of-life plans and wills prove the best way to cut down on disputes over the will in the future.
First, it allows a person the chance to thoroughly explain his or her decisions. It also opens the floor to questions from relatives and loved ones, who might point out potential issues that the writer of the will would not have noticed on their own.
It also provides a safe place for people to discuss any potential problems they might have with a will, having the full understanding that this is a time and space to talk about any issues they might have.
Have a plan
On that note, do not foist these discussions on people without any warning whatsoever. People often need time to collect themselves and prepare for the talk. Instead, set a time and place and ensure people have ample room to prepare. These days, it is popular for people to host estate plan discussions over dinner, so this may work out for you.