According to a research study by Harris Interactive® for Martindale-Hubbell® Published in 2007. Over 55% of all adult Americans do not have a will. Only one in three African American adults (32 percent) and one in four Hispanic American adults (26 percent) have wills, compared to more than half (52 percent) of white American adults.
It is very important for the American population to understand that there are many glaring flaws within the legal system that places our seniors at great risk for abuse both medically and financially. As baby boomers (over 79 million in America) are now aged 42 and above according to Senior Journal, the subject matter of Preparing, Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parents’ Death is becoming increasingly relevant. The need will only increase as our parents are living longer but not necessarily healthier, with different medical and health concerns. When families really understand the significance of planning ahead for end-of-life issues, probate can be easily avoided if the family has a plan and works together as a team. In this elderly population, now is the time for those crucial conversations to take place, not later.
I explain everything you need to know about these issues in full detail, along with other important information covering the financial, legal and emotional necessities of aging and end-of-life issues, Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death became a # 1 bestsellers book (elder care) on Amazon November 15, 2011.
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Why Wait? The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death is a handbook that can spare caregivers and their families the stress of conflict at a time of grieving and loss. It provides an opportunity for them to mend fences and renew the connection and communication they once enjoyed with each other. Visit CareGiverStory.com A Free Resource
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