A will is the most important document you can create. Though often seen as simply a legal document that only those trained to read it can understand, it is so much more.
Your will is your legacy. It dictates how you will be remembered and can be created to reflect your values. That’s why, no matter your age or wealth status, you should be sure to take time to consider this important document this year.
Use your will to:
There’s an easy way for you to continue supporting our work without giving anything today: by including a gift to the American Epilepsy Society in your will.
Your estate planning attorney can help you structure a gift so your loved ones will be taken care of first after you’re gone. They will include special language in the will or living trust you create, or add it to existing documents through an amendment called a codicil.
Great! Make sure it is up to date. It’s a good idea to review your will regularly or when you experience a life event such as a marriage, birth or move. This makes sure your will accomplishes what you want and takes your current state’s law into consideration.
To learn more about making a gift to support the American Epilepsy Society in your will, contact Eileen M. Murray, MM, CAE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-883-3800. We are happy to help you get started and can provide sample language your attorney can use to make your gift.
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