What is an Ethical Will?

Ethical wills are a way to share your love with family and friends. It is a heartfelt letter describing what matters most to you in your life. Unlike a Last Will and Testament, an ethical will is NOT a legal document. It describes the treasures of your heart, and passes on life lessons, values, beliefs, prayers, hopes and dreams for future generations.

Why Should I Write an Ethical Will?

There is no one else like you, and you need to share that with other people, especially your loved ones. No one else has your same experiences, knowledge, and dreams. Your ethical will has the potential to affect multiple generations of your family. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children and grandchildren.

Once you write your ethical will, put it in a safe place- perhaps with your Last Will and Testament. Make sure that your loved ones will find it someday. You may even want to share it with your family as soon as you complete it. It could be a great conversation starter with the younger generations.

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