Ethical Wills It's easy to leave your possessions to your children. But bequeathing them your values is more difficult. More and more people are putting life's lessons into writing so they can be can passed on, in ethical wills.

Guests:

Barry Baines
*Author, Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper (Perseus Publishing, 2001)
*Associate Medical Director at Hospice of the Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN *Family Physician

David Trickett
*Founder of The Jefferson Circle, a conflict-resolution organization for families and organizations in Fairfax, Va.

John (Jeff) Scroggin
*Estate planning attorney for 25 years
*Head of law firm Scroggin and Company, in Roswell, Ga.
*Coined term "family incentive trust"
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It's easy to leave your possessions to your children. But bequeathing them your values is more difficult. More and more people are putting life's lessons into writing so they can be can passed on, in ethical wills.

Guests:

Barry Baines
*Author, Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper (Perseus Publishing, 2001)
*Associate Medical Director at Hospice of the Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN *Family Physician

David Trickett
*Founder of The Jefferson Circle, a conflict-resolution organization for families and organizations in Fairfax, Va.

John (Jeff) Scroggin
*Estate planning attorney for 25 years
*Head of law firm Scroggin and Company, in Roswell, Ga.
*Coined term "family incentive trust"