Too often we have the old family photos but do not know why the picture was taken or who the people in the photos are. But those photos have reasons for their existence and valuable stories that can inspire us today. Through the Legacy Message, the pictures and personal mementos left behind can be understood and become fare more valuable and enduring than the gift of cash or securities bequeathed in an estate plan.
Your Legacy Message™ is an element of a well organized and communicated estate plan that benefits your beneficiaries, explains your charitable intent, and provides important insight and instructions to trustees, executors, and beneficiaries. Too many personal possessions are discarded as valueless when they actually had great value, but no one knew the story. The Legacy Message provides details about the intentions and concerns of the provisions in the estate plan and the reasons for the gifts indicated in the estate plan.
The Legacy Message™ complements your estate documents (Last Will & Testament. Medical POA, and your Trust). Through a Legacy Message™, business owners protect the continuity of the business and the retention of employees by sharing their vision for the future growth and potential outcomes of the enterprises they have created. A Legacy Message™ is valuable to large estates as it can reduce settlement costs, disputes, and family acrimony. It is also valuable to smaller estates because there is more to your wealth than just the stuff you leave behind. Your voice, values, and vision have value too. Your Legacy Message can be your most cherished gift to those you love and be an inspiration to those who work in the same company or career .
Life-Legacy Services provides our L.E.A.D Review and Organization Process™ (Legacy, Estate and Directives) to help organize, update, and craft your estate plan so that these documents transfer both your property and your values to the next generation.
The Legacy Message™ complements your legacy plans and business succession plans. The Legacy Message™ preserves family history. With the passing of each generation, a part of the family story is lost. The family story is needed to preserve the family identity and unity. It also provides a sense of identity and purpose to future generations, when they know the hope, sacrifices, and successes of past generations. Too many people do not know the family story. They are lost in the current events of life because they do not see the bigger picture that generational messages provide. You can give not just a valuable inheritance to the next generation, you can give the wisdom and experience of all the generations that have preceded you.
Death can occur so fast. Family members do not get the chance to truly say good bye. Your message gives that chance. Gives you the chance to share some favorite memories, offer positive advice, request forgiveness, and grant forgiveness. It gives you the chance to request prayers for your soul and encourage family to stay faithful to their faith. These messages allow you to share the stories of success and failure to encourage those you care about to grieve your loss but continue with their life, a life well lived by your final inspirational stories, vision, and advice. At the time of your death, you know that the final messages will be given. Nothing good is left unsaid or lost. Your voice, values, and vision for the future continue to inspire.
In the cemetery too often, there is more buried than just the body of the deceased. The unwritten books, the songs that were never shared, the ideas for inventions, the professional knowledge of the unique individual is also buried and lost. The Legacy Message allows a person to share their ideas, to archive their incomplete thoughts so that others may follow in their footsteps. Imagine sharing everything you have learned from your many years in a specific profession with all those who will choose that profession as their occupation in the future. The Legacy Message preserves your ideas and wisdom for future generations to inspire them to pursue your unfinished work. Some clients have us post their video on YouTube, others want to keep it private. The delivery method of The Legacy Message is up to you.