Talk about your will

Surprises are not appreciated during the reading of a will. Effective communication helps to ease a difficult time.

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by MoneySense staff
August 15th, 2011

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Your will is arguably the most important legacy issue you will leave behind.

Most feuds over wills come about as a result of poor communication between parents and their kids while they’re alive. When the will is read, heirs are surprised, feelings are bruised and nastiness ensues as siblings turn on one another.

So before you make a will, MoneySense recommends that you discuss it with everyone involved, and continue to do so after it is written. The best will is one that surprises no one when it comes time to use it.

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