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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 16. Legacy Wants: Providing Ideas, Instructions, and Intentions

We’ve talked a lot throughout this book about writing down your wants, wishes, and wills. The writing doesn’t stop with formal legal documents. We also encourage you to write down your ideas, instructions, and intentions. In this chapter, we focus on each of these items. We explain the importance of sharing your love with your nearest and dearest. Next, we help you prepare a Letter of Instruction to guide your family and friends after your passing. Lastly, we discuss how you can take charge of your funeral plans to ensure that your intentions are carried out.

Although we strongly believe in providing these items for your loved ones, you should only do it if you’re emotionally ...

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