I found this posting through Google and have had the opportunity to meet with Gregg Medwid from Executor Support. Gregg has an incredible amount of experience and value add to the services he provides as he also monitors all estate finances.
We are working together collaboratively as the services we provide do overlap and there is certainly a growing number of support services available to those going through end of life and bereavement issues. My company, Bell Alliance Transitions Bereavement & Life Management Support Inc. is a social business (all profits directed to the support of local charities and subsidization of user fees) and we are facing some of the same challenges as Gregg's company - informing and educating the public regarding the existence and accessiblity of these services. So many people feel they are obligated to take on all of the responsibility associated with caregiving, end of life and executorships and most dohn't know that there is support available.
Grief - before and after the death of a loved one - impacts congitive abilities and makes normal tasks sometimes unbearable. Anyone who has had to act as an executor or primary caregiver understands how much work is involved and how many split second decisions need to be made. Those who willingly (or unwillingly) artake on responsibility for end of life care or estate disposition, also understand the importance of having all their legal affairs in order (Wills, Representation Agreements, Powers of Attorney).
Thank you for starting this discussion - end of life issues unfortunately carry a lot of a taboo and we are often faced with feeling inadequate if we can't 'get over it' within a 'reasonable' amount of time and with a minimal amount of outside support.
For those in need of support, please visit Gregg's website www.executorsupport.ca or Bell Alliance Transitions at www.bellalliancetransitions.com.