Legacy Letters/Ethical Wills

ethical wills

Many are concerned about passing on their earthly possessions to their next of kin. For this reason, they visit an attorney who determines whether a trust or will is most appropriate to their circumstances. Of course, this situation deals with the so-called valuables. Does it also take care of the legacy of values? In short, the answer is no. A legacy letter or ethical will is a document that can serve multiple functions. It can relate stories from the past as a means of explaining family traditions. It can act as a vessel for sharing ethical values and moral viewpoints. An ethical will or legacy letter is also a means to share advice and blessings to loved ones. Some might consider this type of communication the most valuable treasure left behind to them.

When did the process of writing ethical wills begin? Their history seems to have its roots in the beginning of mankind. There are tales of biblical figures passing on instructions to their next of kin. Jacob was one of the first to do so in the book of Genesis. Some might view a legacy letter as an important way to share their spiritual faith. However, this is not always the case. Quite simply, modern day ethical wills are as individual as the person who decides to leave them. They are not considered legal documents, and therefore, do not require the expert advice of an attorney.

Legacy letters can be written at any stage of life. They can also be updated with the passing of time. What one might want to leave behind for young children may be completely different from the message intended as the offspring marry and produce another generation. Writefully Inspired takes particular pride in assisting with these types of documents. After all, they are often letters of love containing vital messages. We tailor our ethical wills on an individual basis. To do so, we question you concerning your life experiences, influences, and directions. In short, we are merely your ghostwriters, putting your thought into words.

If you would like to see a sample of one of our legacy letters, please look at our Legacy Letter Written for a Young Man. Our initial consultation is provided at no cost. If you are interested in this service, please write to us at info@writefullyinspired.com or call us at 609 756-5287.

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