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|Fri, 06-21-2013 - 12:46am|
I'm wondering if any of you have had this conversation with a sibling: "what are your final wishes?"
I have one living sibling, an older brother who is 67. He never married, has no kids. It recently occured to me that I am probably considered his "next of kin" and could be called upon to deal with things when he dies, unless he has made other arrangements. (I have a dh and adult kids so he would not need to handle things for me). He does have a long time "lady friend" but he has never defined what their relationship is. He owns a home and some expensive "toys" so he has an estate. There are some family heirlooms that he had said would be left to my kids and niece (this said to my mom, who passed away almost 10 yrs ago). Hopefully he has it all in a trust with a trustee appointed, or at least has a will and an executor named. We are not close, see each once every year or two, and live about 1000 miles apart.
So I'm thinking that this is a subject that I should broach with him but don't know how. Any suggestions?