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117 E Elm Street

Bluffton, OH 45817

06/26/2018 - Who could unravel the mess?

I hope you are enjoying your summer. It's going fast, that's for sure!

I've been thinking lately about the people I know who are experiencing grief and loss.  In talking to one family in particular, they mentioned that they just wanted to get some stability and routine back in their life.  That alone would help them deal with the decisions and responsibilities ahead.

I know it's not a pleasant thought, but many of us will find ourselves in this position some day. If we aren't the first to die, we will be left with decisions and 'clean-up'.  This might happen because of a spouse's death, but it also happens as we deal with our parents' estates or help out a friend.

Our office offers, free of charge, a subscription to Everplans. This simple but heavy-duty software offers secure digital archives for all kinds of information. They use bank-level encryption to protect your personal information and give you a safe way to store passwords, important accounts, your will and other estate documents, personal information, and even memories, recipes, and final letters.

And - you can share the information (or certain parts of the information) with whoever you want to share it with. If having an Everplans subscription is of interest to you, please reply to this email and let us know.

A new feature in Everplans is the ability to keep things private until after you are gone

Many folks using Everplans expressed wishes to hide some of the more sensitive pieces of their Everplans, such as financial details, wills, letters to friends and family, and passwords to online accounts.

On the other hand, there are certain pieces of information we suggest you keep sharing with your Deputies. For example, your loved ones will need access to your Health & Medical information such as an Advance Directive and Health Care Proxy. They will also need immediate access to your Funeral Preferences when the time comes. Please keep these situations in mind if you use the Sharing After Death feature.