ethical will


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ethical will

A formal but not legally binding document in which individuals relay their blessings, concerns, feelings, regrets, thoughts, moral guidance, or life instructions to others.
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Create an ethical will to express the decedent's thoughts and feelings on important issues such as family unity, education, spirituality, child rearing and love.
Marked "To Be Opened in the Event of My Death," it contains the most recent version of my ethical will and related documents.
Ethical Wills & How to Prepare Them: A Guide to Sharing Your Values from Generation to Generation" is a unique combination of "what is" and "how to", which also offers a step-by-step process to help the non-specialist general reader to prepare an ethical will of their own, and provides a wide range of contemporary ethical wills as templates to help them do it.
An ethical will in which she states her wishes for them (if she has any wishes that are positive) may help provide a degree of healing.
An ethical will is essentially a letter from you to your family that articulates your values and beliefs, relates the life lessons you hope to pass on and spells out your aspirations for your family.
Jo Kline Cebuhar defines an Ethical Will as that which you believe, what you know, and what you hope for.
Sometimes an adjunct to the legally binding document that disposes of personal property, an ethical will bequeaths "nonmaterial assets"--beliefs shaped by experience that may have meaning for the next generation.
Smith Life Communities in Rockville, Maryland, known as the Ethical Will Project, appears quite promising as a method of gathering the wisdom of elders while simultaneously training volunteers and building a stronger sense of community at senior residences.
The Alzheimer's Association Evening Education Series will present "Creating A Legacy Of Your Lifetime: An Ethical Will," with guest speaker Todd Peterson.
The first scriptural ethical will was recorded in Genesis 27:27, when Isaac mistakenly gives his blessing to son Jacob instead of Esau, the first-born.
THE CUSTOM OF WRITING AN ETHICAL WILL IS A PROFOUND experience.