Anticipating a parent’s death is something no child would really want to indulge in. This is one reason why people avoid discussing estate planning in Manhattan with their parents. But the eventual loss of a parent is not the only barrier to this conversation.
Bringing up estate planning to your parents can seem kind of taboo. The discomfort around the subject stems from the nervousness of coming across as nosy or greedy. It’s understandable, why would a child want their parents to think they are after their money?
Even when some children do talk about it, there have been instances where misunderstanding happened. Opposing opinions and reluctant nature of parents may end up blowing up the conversation out on uncomfortable tangents.