Writing a Will Spread
On This Day
The oldest will was found in a tomb in Egypt. Dating from 2548 BCE, a man named Uah left all his property to his wife, Teta.
Howard Hughes, one of the wealthiest men in the world, died on this day in 1976 without a will. His estate was in dispute over thirty-four years after his death and was ultimately split between twenty-two cousins in 1983.
Summation of Spread
Justice embodies the need for people to harmonize possibilities, thoughts, and words so the independence of the mind is attained and expressed. This is especially important in writing wills and in all contractual matters.
Have you written a will? Writing a will is more for the people you love than for yourself. It protects loved ones and your estate, and it makes sure your intentions are carried out. This spread is best performed before writing or revising a will.
Cast Your Cards
Remember, these may be the last words and wishes you will convey. Cast the cards as follows:
1. How do I find the right lawyer?
2. What do I want them to do with my body?
3. Who will make sure my intentions are carried out?
4. How should I express my intentions?
5. Have I inventoried and categorized my assets?
6. Do I understand how taxes affect what I give away?
7. Is there a charity I’d like to support?
8. What choice do I need to make regarding my living will?