May 28, 2008 5:59 PM Subscribe
My parents are both well into their eighties now with health failing just a little bit more each year. How do I prepare myself for their eventual death?
Hopefully this isn't too morbid. I've been fortunate through my life to not have to deal much with death, but I know that time is approaching for my parents. Aside from the obvious sadness and bereavement, what can I expect in the short term following the passing of my parents? I'm looking for help with things like executing the will and estate, liquidating assets, accommodating creditors, etc. They have already appointed me as executor of their estate. For those of you who have lost parents, how did you deal with the immediate grief, but also what was left behind? Thanks so much for your assistance with this sad and hard to talk about subject.