Many people see a will as a private matter that they do not wish to discuss with their family and heirs.
Another approach is to indeed play open cards and prepare the heirs and family for how the estate will be divided.
Unfortunately disputes between heirs do often arise after the deceased’s death. The fact that everybody normally is very emotional makes matters worse. A disappointed or even shocked heir, who expected to inherit or inherit more, also adds to the tension.
By therefore preparing the family and heirs for what will happen by discussing the contents of the will with them or giving them copies thereof this problem can at least be prevented.