Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

140 South Beach Street, Suite 310
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 257-3332

Personal Representative

Sending out a big T/Y to Heidi Webb, for helping me through a rough time in my life related to some Estate related legal stuff that was added to an already overstressed life. I know it’s her job, but she was always there for me with moral support and concern as well as legally. It’s finally winding down and I can soon get on with my life! And that, is …PRICELESS! I highly recommend her to anyone in the area that needs elder law and probate / estate/ wills etc. She’s Daytona’s coolest attorney!

~ Dan H.

Heidi Webb is an outstanding attorney. She is very knowledgeable & professional.

~ Irene D

How Do I Talk to My Parents About Estate Planning?

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The Estate Planning conversation can be difficult.

Conversations about planning for a senior’s later years seem difficult because often they are delayed until a medical crisis forces the family’s hand. Here are two suggestions on how to make this conversation a productive one for all parties involved. 

Schedule a Time to Hold the Conversation

Let them know ahead of time that you want to discuss something important. The first conversation should take place at your parents’ home, or another place where they feel comfortable. Make an “agenda” on the issues you want to discuss during this meeting to stay on track if things get emotional.

Avoid Making Your Parents Defensive

If your parents are more hesitant, start with the least emotional topics to establish comfort. Always open the conversation with “I” statements, instead of “you” statements. Saying something like, “You can’t manage your finances anymore,” would only get your parents’ hackles up. –instead, say “I want us to be prepared in case there’s an emergency so that I can be helpful.”  If you make sure your conversation is coming from a helpful place, the discussion will be a positive one.

If your parents are willing, consulting with an Estate Planning Attorney is something I always recommend.   If you are located in the Daytona Beach area, call my office for a free consultation.

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