One of the things that will be missing from the lives of the people that you leave behind after your passing will be your wisdom. This can seem like a trite thing to assert, but in fact there is no substitute for experience. When you have lived a long life and gone through many different trials and tribulations you attain a certain amount of wisdom that cannot be taught.
There are certain times in our lives when we do in fact need some guidance from our elders. One of these would be when significant changes to our lives take place. Without question, losing a parent or a grandparent is one of these events. But ironically, the person that you would usually turn to may in fact be the individual who has passed away.
One way that the above scenario has been addressed going back to biblical times is through the creation of an ethical will. These documents are not legally binding in any way. An ethical will is traditionally used to pass along the spiritual and ethical values of the author, and it is included among the rest of the estate planning documents.
If you take the time to pass along some acquired wisdom as a final act of communication your family members may walk away with just the right message at just the right time.
This is just one of the many things to consider when you are making preparations for the future. To discuss your legacy with an expert, simply take a moment to arrange for a consultation with a good Cleveland OH estate planning lawyer.
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