Drawing up a will is an essential part of a responsible life. Legal language surrounding the distribution of your property rarely conveys the story of your life, the values you hold dear, and the choices you’ve made in distributing your assets. An ethical will shares the meaning you’ve derived from your life, it shares the story of your life in your words, and it explains the meaning behind the choices you have made. Video is a much more compelling medium to capture the emotion and nuance beyond the cold written words of a legal document.
For example, a grandparent may choose to divide their estate 50/50 between their two children or leave 20% each to five grandchildren—four in one family and one in the other. The choice might cause surprise and division without a heartfelt explanation.