How does a proper estate plan help prevent conflict in a family?

An estate plan can be thought of as a list of instructions for your family to follow after you are deceased. If you do not give them a set of instructions, or if the instructions are not properly and clearly written, your loved ones will simply be left to guess what you would want them to do. As you know, good people can often have very different opinions on matters. When family members have to guess what your intentions were, it can often lead to conflict and heartache for your loved ones. Unfortunately, I have personally known brothers and sisters from good solid families who will not speak to one another due to the conflicts they experienced while dividing up their parents estate.

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