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Frequently Asked Questions
1) How does someone go about actually writing an Ethical Will/Legacy Letter?
The process begins with a free consultation to discuss the possibility of developing your Legacy Letter. We will answer any questions you may have, and if you are interested, help you make a plan to work toward developing your Ethical Will/Legacy Letter.
The development of an Ethical Will/Legacy Letter is a process driven by a collection of writing prompts from which you will be asked to choose. Our prompts include reflections such as:
• “My parents/grandparents/siblings taught me…”
• “My greatest life lessons have been…”
• "The most important philosophical advice I can offer is..."
Once you begin responding to those prompts, either verbally or in writing, we will help you identify themes around which your Ethical Will/Legacy Letter can be written. When you are satisfied with your content, we can help you complete your project by scanning precious photos to incorporate and then assist with preservation of your Ethical Will/Legacy Letter.
2) Does someone need to be able to read, write or even spell well to write an Ethical Will/Legacy Letter?
No! The process of developing your Ethical Will/Legacy Letter does not require that you read, write or spell well. We will help as little or as much as you need and want when it comes to writing. All that is absolutely needed are your spoken thoughts and ideas. The kind of support you want, and the process best suited for you, will be discussed at your initial consultation session.
3) How does the process work?
There are two ways we can help you work on developing your Ethical Will/Legacy Letter.
4) What costs are associated with this service?
There are options for everyone. Information about our fees are furnished upon request so please contact us. We can also assist with preservation of your Ethical Will/Legacy Letter. We offer a 10% senior discount for those age 65 and over.
5) Do you offer presentations for groups?
We are happy to provide a free presentation (Introduction to Ethical Wills/Legacy Letters) upon request. If after hearing this information, group members decide that they want to develop their own Ethical Wills/Legacy Letters, we are happy to provide a workshop scheduled at times and a location that are convenient for those who wish to attend.
6) How do I set up a preliminary consultation?
Feel free to send us an email or call us (510-679-2991) to schedule a time to meet in person or on the phone.