My clients often express how stressful it can be to speak to their family members about the decisions they have made (or are in the process of making) when we are working on their estate planning documents. Sometimes the issue is that a parent’s adult children refuse to discuss these matters because the children are not willing to acknowledge that their parent could become incapacitated, or that death will occur at some point. It can be very hard for some adult children to view their parents as anything less than healthy, in charge, and invulnerable.
The unique dynamics that every family has can compound the general problem of one person or the other not wanting to discuss these matters. A common example I see happens when one sibling lives nearby his or her parents and knows from regular interactions that mom and dad are beginning to face the realities of aging while a more distant sibling has trouble accepting that there are any issues. The “local” child may be engaging their parents in the necessary conversations about planning for incapacity, and eventually death, while the “non-local” child views this as inappropriate, or unnecessary.
Urban renewal districts proving successful in River City
The Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency was created in 1991.
Its stated mission is to foster sound economic and community improvement that enhances the overall quality of life in Post Falls by:
• Providing and improving infrastructure
• Attracting jobs
• Enhancing citizen safety and health
By the end of this year, Post Falls will have officially closed three urban renewal districts.
The tragic incident in the Mediterranean Sea was the the deadliest in the last two years as a surging number of Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians have tried to flee cash-strapped Lebanon to Europe to find jobs and stability