I’ve come across a couple of tools that might be helpful to clients who are interested in implementing a Family Contingency Plan that I wanted to share:
- Letter of Instructions to My Family: This is a form you can use to create a long list of things that are important in your life, and that will be important to your family after you become disabled or pass away.
- Everplans: This is a website (www.everplans.com) where you can create a digital estate plan that includes all of your important documents and information, which you can make available on a selective basis to your family. There’s a free basic plan and a more complete plan for a fee. Check their website for details.
- For storing passwords, I personally use, and recommend a program called 1Password. As the name implies, you only have to remember 1 password to access the password vault where you can store all of your login names, passwords and lots of other information. They have both an individual plan and a family plan that allows you to share passwords with others.