It’s one of the most important legal documents you’ll ever create; a will dictates how you want your assets distributed after you’re gone. But beyond legalities, a will is a reflection of your life. It reveals who and what mattered most to you, and it’s the final gesture by which you’ll be remembered.
A well-planned will relieves family members from having to guess your final wishes during their time of grief, and it ensures they are taken care of in the manner you specify. When you provide for an organization such as The Jackson Laboratory in your will, you also extend your legacy of caring and generosity.
A will has extraordinary potential. Consider what a will can do for you:
Make sure it’s up-to-date. Life changes such as the following should trigger a review of your will:
Contact your estate planning attorney to make any changes.
You don’t need to create a new will. Simply ask your attorney to prepare a codicil, a document that amends your original will. This is a common way to make minor changes.
Please contact Laura Eldridge, CFRE at (860) 837-2328 or Laura.Eldridge@jax.org to discuss how your future gift can make a meaningful difference.