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How Does It Work?

Each PartingWishes.com member can designate up to 20 different "Keyholders"®, each of whom has been given the power to unlock their wishes when the time is right. For each such Keyholder®, the member can specify what specific information they can unlock, such as the member's health care directives, funeral wishes, final messages, online memorial, Power of Attorney, or Will.

Security mechanisms to prevent unauthorized premature access to these documents are also available and are fully customizable by the member.

Here's how it works:

Step 1:  The Member creates their documents for the MyFuneral, MyMessages, MyWill and other services, and names at least one close friend or family member as their Keyholder®. The documents are stored on the PartingWishes.com secure server, and paper copies can also be printed.
Step 2:  The member's Keyholder(s)® are notified of their responsibilities and given a secure ID to be used for accessing the member's documents at the appropriate time. If the member wishes, they can also send each Keyholder® their secure ID printed onto a plastic wallet card for safe keeping.
Step 3:  The member can continue to make unlimited updates to their documents on the PartingWishes.com server.
Step 4:  When the member becomes mentally incapacitated or passes away, the member's Keyholder(s)® request to view the member's documents on the server. To prevent premature access to the member's documents, an automatic notification is sent to the member explaining that a Keyholder® is attempting to view their documents.
Step 5:  If the member does not respond to the notification within a period of time specified by the member, then the documents are released to the member's Keyholder(s)®.