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Avoiding the thought of death is relatively standard in humans. However, it may not be the right course.

We do not generally dwell on the thought of death, we avoid making estate plans and we are often not prepared for the reality of death when it happens, according to The New York Times in “New York Today: A Sunny Day at the Death Cafe,” an article about a funeral home that has a unique way to get people to talk about death.

The idea is a death café. This is a place where people can come together and talk openly about death and whatever else they want to talk about. They can ask questions and get opinions from other people. The idea works because nothing is being sold or otherwise pushed at the meetings. It is just for people to talk and maybe drink a cup of coffee.

If you do not have a death cafe in your area, that does not mean that there is nothing you can do. Think about what you want for your family after you pass away.  An estate planning attorney can advise you on creating a plan that meets your unique circumstances.

Reference: New York Times (March 27, 2018) “New York Today: A Sunny Day at the Death Cafe.”

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Mr. Amoruso concentrates his practice on Elder Law, Comprehensive Estate Planning, Asset Preservation, Estate Administration and Guardianship.