Adding Religious Beliefs to an Estate Plan

In addition to passing on their assets, many parents would also like to pass on their ethics and spiritual beliefs to their children. Fortunately, a comprehensive estate plan can provide you with the opportunity to achieve these goals.  This article reviews some of the powerful ways that you can add a degree of spirituality to your estate plan. End-of-Life Medical Decisions One of the most common types of estate planning documents is Medical Powers of Attorney, which allow a loved one to make decisions for you in case you become incapacitated. As a result, you can make sure that your appointed agent has religious beliefs that are similar to your own.  Closely related to Medical Powers of Attorney are Living Wills, which allow a person to articulate the type of life-prolonging care that they would like to receive in case life support becomes necessary. Many people discover that their faith has a profound impact on how these documents are written.  These estate planning documents also allow a person to express their opinion about organ donation and religious rites, which are other important spiritual issues.  Burial and Funeral Plans No matter what your spiritual perspective is on death, you can express [...]