When it pertains to honoring your last wishes regarding your funeral service and burial, are you sure that your household will do so? What if you desire to be buried in an Elvis outfit? Or maybe you wish to be cremated and your partner does not believe in cremation. It could be that you have actually always wanted an Irish wake when you pass away but your family can not think of such a thing.
Whatever your final desires are, they are your last dreams and should be honored. By spending some time now to plan ahead, you can all but ensure that they will be honored.
One thing you can do now is to talk to local funeral houses about pre-arranging your funeral. Most offer agreements that you can participate in that supply all the information of your funeral and burial or cremation. If you pre-pay, or schedule payment, then not only are your dreams put down in writing however your family will have one less thing to worry about when they are grieving your loss. Lots of people pick to fund a pre-paid funeral by developing a funeral trust and funding the trust with a life insurance coverage policy. The policy then pays out straight to the trust when you die and the trust then pays for the funeral service and any additional expenses associated with your death. Ensure that you select someone you trust as the trustee.
By the exact same token, make certain that you name somebody you think will honour your dreams as the administrator of your Last Will and Testament. This person will have an excellent degree of control over things right after your death.
If you can not afford to pre-pay for your funeral service, make a funeral wish list. Consist of all the details that are essential to you and attach this to your Will. Although not lawfully binding, it is a method to express to your family members and liked ones how crucial your dreams are to you.
Be sure to include copies of all funeral related files with your other estate planning files so that they can be quickly situated when needed. Purcell and Amen– Attorneys at Law can provide this list for you as part of your estate plan.