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Wants, Wishes, and Wills: A Medical and Legal Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family in Sickness and in Health by M.D. Shawn D. Glisson, Esq. Wynne A. Whitman

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Chapter 14. Estate Planning Wishes: Caring for Family, Friends, and Foundations

When we started writing this book, we thought of charity as only doing good for those in need. However, the definition of charity—“benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity”—is much broader. That’s why, in this chapter, we focus on the things you can do to care for your family, friends, and nonprofit organizations.

With that said, we want to remind you that the decision to care for others is a personal decision. It isn’t for everyone. For some, the goal is to die “when the last check bounces” or to “spend it all” before taking that final breath. If that’s the case, we wish you great success. Our experience, though, is that most individuals are concerned about sharing ...

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