The incapacity or death of a family member is always a traumatic event. However, the emotional turmoil and family pain is often magnified by the resulting confusion over the plans, assets and desires of an incapacitated or deceased family member. The mental fogginess that accompanies the family's trauma is exaggerated by the inability to make basic decisions because of the lack of basic information.
The Family Love Letter has been designed to provide "information in a time of confusion" and to help minimize the types of inadvertent mistakes that often occur in times of turmoil. While many clients are reluctant to discuss the tragedy of their death or disability with family members, they have less concern about leaving written information behind.