When most people think of an inheritance, it is money that they think of first. However, as Long Island elder law attorney Mark Eghrari explains in a Forbes article, money is not the only important thing when it comes to leaving a legacy behind for your loved ones. Your family members will also want to know about their history, and you should make it a point to leave behind your memories so your family history is not lost forever.
There are many different ways that you can tell the story of your life and leave a legacy for your family. You can write down memories and you can also make a video tape sharing your life story and the history of family members who have come before you. Your descendants will be happy to have your recorded history telling the story of where they came from.
You should also make a point to carefully designate who should receive family heirlooms and to provide stories about what makes those heirlooms special as you pass them on. You can learn more from the Forbes article and if you’re ready to make your plans for your legacy, you can give us a call at (631) 265-0599 or contact us online today.