Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. & Things That Matter

Today our nation pauses to honor a great hero, Martin Luther King, Jr.   Today's post contains one of his many inspiring quotes:

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

In consultation with clients have have to ask "and who would your property go to if that person dies".  After asking this once or twice a puzzled look takes over the client's face.  At that time I ask "who or what would benefit the most if everyone were gone, where could the money promote your legacy?"

A will can be a mundane legal instrument or it can be a vehicle for change.  Including a charitable organization in your will is a great way to promote things that matter once you are silenced.

As always, do not use a blog post for legal advice.  Please consult with an attorney licensed in your home state.

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