There are many reasons why people choose to write a spiritual ethical will as opposed to a standard last will and testament. One of the reasons people write ethical wills is because they allow you to speak directly to your heirs and the important people in your life after you pass away. However, while the main focus of a spiritual will is to connect emotionally and spiritually with your heirs, it can also be used to provide people with specific instructions on how to handle your estate.
One of the biggest problems that occurs during the handling of many estates, is that family squabbling and greed leads to fights over assets. If you want to avoid this problem then you can write a clause in your ethical will that specifically addresses how to handle people who are trying to gain control of your assets. You can state that anyone who protests your will is disinherited. This can help to reduce the chances that your last wishes will not be carried out. However, it is not fail safe.
Including specific information on why you have divided and distributed your assets the way that you have can be another way to prevent people from contesting your will. By providing specific reasons why you gave $10,000 to one of your children and $100,000 to another can help to affirm that you were of sound mind when writing your will and that this was the way you wanted your assets divided.
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