Who gets the stethoscope when you die?
I think it’s fair to say most families do pull together when a loved one dies but it’s interesting to hear the viewpoint of another probate lawyer (this time in Canada):
‘When it comes to disposing of personal items, Toy reiterates a common message that “the things that cause the big problems aren’t the big things.” He recalls a family that fought over a deceased’s old-fashioned doctor’s bag, a symbol of the parent from a bygone era when doctors made house calls.
‘In my experience, people actually think a heck of a lot more about what they’re going to be getting when you die than they’ll tell you.’
Grief can affect people quite badly so it can be useful to use a professional probate service.