Estate Planning

Remember the Friars in Your Will

The Franciscan Friars Conventual of the Our Lady of the Angels Province are honored to know you accompany us in our ministries with generous support. Many have asked how they could support us through a bequest in their will. Below are materials which provide helpful information, including a downloadable brochure and letter from our minister provincial. Included with the letter is a printable mail-in return form (or you may use the online form below) to request a hardcopy of the Your Will … Your Way brochure and to let us know if you would like to be contacted to discuss giving opportunities.

Remember the Friars in Your Will
Your Will… Your Way

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a will?
A will is a legal document that sets forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your property/assets after your death.

Do I really need a will?
Yes. Creating a will gives you sole discretion over the distribution of your assets after your passing. It lets you decide how your belongings such as real estate, bank accounts, stocks, CDs, investments, etc. are to be distributed.

What happens if I don’t have a will?
If you do not have a will, the state will oversee the distribution of your assets according to its laws. Such laws do not recognize unique circumstances, particular family situations, nor your favorite charities.

How do I go about getting a will?
Although there are “Do it Yourself ” will kits on the market, it is strongly advised that you seek the services of a competent attorney who is experienced with writing wills. Securing such services will assure that your will is properly written and that your state’s laws have been observed.

Can I change my will once it is written?
Yes. Changing your will is easy. A completely new will may be written or an addition may be made to an already existing will, with what is known as a “codicil.”

How would my bequest benefit the friars?
A remembrance in your will allows us to educate our youngest friars in their formation years, support our missionaries and their good works in some of the poorest parts of the world, care for our ailing and senior friars, and advance the Kingdom of God through our various Franciscan ministries.

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