The holidays are a time for family to gather together and share in the warmth of the season. But filling up on turkey and apple pie are not the only activities in which you can engage this season. For many, the holidays also provide one of the only opportunities of the year when adult children can sit down with their parents and siblings to discuss practical matters. Chief among these are the importance of establishing a plan - and related legal documents - should something go wrong with the well-being of elderly relatives.

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