How to create a will and include The Alliance as a beneficiary.

Creating a will and designating The Alliance as a beneficiary is not as complicated as it may seem. Here we answer some of the most common questions you might have as you begin to think about creating a will.

How do I create a will?

A will is an important planning tool and can be a useful document regardless of estate size. By creating a will, you are ensuring that your wishes will be known and carried out, sparing your loved ones the stress of making decisions on your behalf.

Depending on the complexity of your estate, one of these services might be a good option for you. And if your circumstances or wishes change after you’ve completed your estate plans, you can update your will at any time.

  • Estate lawyer: Hiring an estate lawyer is not a requirement for creating a valid will—although you may wish to do so.

  • Free online resources: Over the last few years, a number of free or inexpensive online resources that are simple to use have grown in popularity. You can search for estate planning resources to explore your options.

What is a bequest?

A bequest is simply the legal term for making a gift through your will or trust and it’s one of the easiest ways to support The Alliance. When you are ready to think about your estate plans, designating a charitable organization as a beneficiary in your will is very straightforward. In most cases, it only takes one sentence and you always have the flexibility to change your will in the event that your life circumstances change.

Are there different ways to leave The Alliance a bequest?

When it comes to including The Alliance in your will, you have a number of options. Here are three of the most common choices:

  1. Designate a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate to The Alliance.

  2. Designate The Alliance as a residual beneficiary. Whatever is left over after your primary beneficiaries will go to The Alliance.

  3. Designate The Alliance as an alternative or contingent beneficiary in the event that your primary beneficiaries predecease you.

For more information, please reach out to our Executive Director, Samuel Martin by phone or email:

Samuel Martin, Executive Director

The U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children

18 Upper Main Street

Sharon CT 06069

Office Telephone: +1 860 387 4514

Email: smartin@endhitting.org

Website: www.endhitting.org