How to pick a Legacy Contact FAQs

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How to pick a Legacy Contact

When using Myend you can list your belongings, write goodbye messages and make sure your last wishes will be granted. Everything around your “end” can be arranged in the way that you see fit. To make sure the process goes according to your vision, all you have to do is appoint one or two people you can trust with this task.

Who will make sure your final wishes are granted?

That will be your Legacy Contact. Or Contacts. As a general rule, anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to be a Legacy Contact. Most often people appoint a trusted family member, good friend, or lawyer.

How many Legacy Contacts should I appoint?

Invite at least one Legacy Contact, but keep in mind that two or three are preferred. Multiple Legacy Contacts can be appointed to act, and it is usual to choose at least two. You can ask them to take care of different matters.

How does the process work for a Legacy Contact?

Use Myend to invite a person as your Legacy Contact, they will then receive an email with your request. Your Legacy Contact can accept or reject your request. Once your Legacy Contact has accepted your request this will be updated in your account.

Once you die, they will have to press the Myend switch, this means that they alert Myend of your passing. Once you have passed, they will get access to some of your data.
You can manage exactly what they get access to and also what their roles and tasks are.

Read more about the Myend switch here and here.

What will my Legacy Contacts do?

Legacy Contacts are often asked to make difficult personal decisions. Please make sure that you can trust those you appoint as Legacy Contacts. Depending on the role you assign to your Legacy Contacts, they can be responsible for:

What can my Legacy Contacts see?

A Legacy Contact cannot see the content of your Myend account for as long as you are alive. So you can keep all your secrets stored and locked away until it’s time to share your wishes with Legacy Contacts. And even then, their access is as restricted as you want it to be.

Messages

When sending a message to someone, the Legacy Contact will never be able to see the content of this message unless it’s directed to the Legacy Contact. This is between you and this selected individual. You can, however, let the Legacy Contact decide on when your messages should be sent.
Some messages, based on their content, should be sent out immediately.

Belongings

Your Legacy Contacts will see the list of your belongings and the beneficiaries. This way they can make sure that your belongings are shared with those you have selected.

Passwords and Keycodes

Your Legacy Contacts will receive an overview of your Vault, but will only get access to the codes that have been directed specifically to them. So another family member or friend can get access to a device or account to take care of matters.

Contacts

Your Legacy Contacts will get a full overview of all your Will contacts. This will help them in reaching out to all these people once you have passed away.

Who is the right Legacy Contact for me?

Now that you know what it means to be a Legacy Contact, you can choose the one(s) that are right for you. Like we said before, choose people you can trust. We advise you to look at the people you care about and the people you think would be able to manage the tasks of a Legacy Contact. You can never fully predict what the outcome will be, but usually your gut feeling will tell you whether you are choosing the right person. Think about who you trust the most – that’s your guy (or girl).

How do I set up my Legacy Contacts?

Can I change my Legacy Contacts?

Yes. If you decide to change your Legacy Contacts, you can do so at any point in time. One of the benefits of Myend is that you can always change and update things as you go through life – in an incredibly easy way. And of course we are always there to help you.

Have any other questions about Legacy Contacts or the Myend activation process?

No worries, you can most likely find all your questions answered in the link above or our Help section.