When a parent gets sick
It can be stressful, especially if they need to be hospitalized for an extended period of time. This becomes more challenging if their situation becomes critical and are unable to voice their healthcare or financial wishes. If a parent doesn't have a healthcare directive or power of attorney, the loved ones are left to make decisions themselves. This can cause conflict among siblings if they are unable to agree on a decision. In some circumstances they have taken each other to court to fight for their side.