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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

How to create an ethical will

 

November 13, 2019



Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you write a column on ethical wills and how to make one? The attorney that made up my will recently suggested I write one as a tool to explain the intentions of my will, as well as express my thoughts and feelings, but I don’t know where to start.

Interested Senior

Dear Interested,

An ethical will—also referred to as a legacy letter—can be a valuable complement to your legal will, as well as a wonderful gift to your family or other loved ones. Here’s what you should know along with some tips to help you make one.

Ethical wills

Unlike a last will and testament, which tells your loved ones (and the legal world) what you want them to have, an ethical will (w...



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