My father is terminally ill with abdominal cancer… doctors are not sure how much longer he has – in November of 2008, they gave him 6-months – today, he is still functioning (cancer is growing slowly), and we can only hope he has another year.
My concern (question) is that he is very private person, and will not talk about anything…. he won’t even tell us what he wants after he passes away (memorial service, funeral, burial, cremation, etc…he just says do what’s in your heart, which is very difficult for us). He does not have a Living Will nor does he have any desire to create one.
My parents divorced 30 years ago, and he never remarried – it’s just me and my sister. His parents have passed away, and he has one estranged brother. When I asked him about a Will – he said there’s no need for one because the law will divide his money and property between his two children, and it’s as simple as that… Is this true?
Any advise is greatly appreciated during this difficult situation we are faced with.