Services available through FEI Behavioral Work Life Specialists for Mayo employees:
Call 1-800-392-5374 or click here.
Community Connections Resource Guide:
Mayo Clinic Addictions Intake: 507-255-3636
Fountain Center in Rochester: https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/albert-lea/fountain-centers
Zumbro Valley Mental Health: http://www.zvhc.org/
http://marriages.org/ (MN marriage encounter)
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/events/marriage-retreats (If you want a get-a-way together outside of MN~)
Grief Words: (For Mayo Intranet Users only)
Do I Need a Will?
You may have heard that if you do nothing else to take care of your legal affairs, you should write a will, and that is sound advice. If you don't make a will before your death, state law will determine who gets your property and a judge may decide who will raise your children. There are different types of wills, however; we’ll provide basic overviews for three: simple, complex and joint.
(Note: Make sure your needs and circumstances fit the parameters of each will as defined by your state of residence.)
Most people need only a simple will—a single legal document that applies only to you. A simple will can name your beneficiaries, determine how your property is apportioned among the surviving heirs and designate a guardian for your minor children. Simple wills shield your family from potential disputes and lengthy legal battles as well as allow you to determine how and to whom your property and assets will be transferred after your death. You can also appoint an executor, which is a person or entity that ensures your wishes are met.
If your needs go beyond the constraints of a simple will, you might instead need a complex will. A complex will can mean a number of things, including that you:
Joint wills are those executed by more than one person (a husband and wife, for example, but not limited to a matrimonial partnership) with the intent that each party’s property, depending on who passes away first, will go to the survivor. When all parties involved in a joint will die, property covered in the will then pass on to such beneficiaries as children. A primary difference in a joint will is that neither party can change nor revoke the will without the other’s consent, making it very difficult to alter.
If you have questions about drafting your own will—or need help determining which will is the right fit for you and your family—please contact your EAP or Work-Life representative at 1-800-392-5374, or log on to your EAP website at www.feibh.com/mayo.
Employee Well Being: http://intranet.mayo.edu/charlie/well-being/