Examples of Contemporary Ethical Wills

I fully expect that I will live for a very long time, to see you well into adulthood and to share your future with you. There is much to look forward to, and…

Read this example of a one paragraph ethical will

My loves [three teenage children],

It is you who have been at the heart of my adult life. Choosing to be Dad’s partner in your becoming, from conception to young adulthood, has been fundamental to most of my decisions and has been at the root of a very fulfilling life…

Read this example of a two page ethical will

We want our money to help you and not hurt you. It will help if it grants you access, flexibility and opportunity; it will hurt if it provides an easy exit from challenges and dilemmas that you need to face in order to grow into strong, successful adults…

Read excerpts from an ethical will that wraps bequeathed assets in the context of values

Hopefully, there is not much that is new to you in these pages. We’ve come through the journey of life together and I think you understand what has been important to me…

Read the introduction to an eight page ethical will

One of the biggest choices you make in life is the person you choose to share your life with beyond this family. Our hope for each of you is that you will find someone who is good to you and who will take care of you…

Read an essay on marriage, part of an ethical will written by a couple as a gift to their children when they reach adulthood