When it pertains to honoring your last desires concerning your funeral and burial, are you sure that your family will do so? What if you desire to be buried in an Elvis outfit? Or perhaps you desire to be cremated and your partner does not think in cremation. It could be that you have always desired an Irish wake when you pass away but your family can not envision such a thing.
Whatever your last desires are, they are your last wishes and should be honored. By taking some time now to plan ahead, you can all but make sure that they will be honored.
One thing you can do now is to talk to regional funeral homes about pre-arranging your funeral service. Many offer agreements that you can enter into that provide all the information of your funeral service and burial or cremation. If you pre-pay, or arrange for payment, then not just are your wishes put down in writing however your family will have one less thing to fret about when they are grieving your loss. Lots of people select to fund a pre-paid funeral service by developing a funeral trust and funding the trust with a life insurance policy. The policy then pays straight to the trust when you die and the trust then spends for the funeral service and any extra costs associated with your death. Make sure that you select someone you trust as the trustee.
By the exact same token, make certain that you call somebody you believe will honour your wishes as the executor of your Last Will and Testimony. This person will have an excellent degree of control over things right after your death.
If you can not pay for to pre-pay for your funeral, make a funeral desire list. Include all the details that are important to you and attach this to your Will. Not legally binding, it is a way to express to your household members and enjoyed ones how essential your wishes are to you.
Be sure to include copies of all funeral related documents with your other estate planning documents so that they can be easily located when required. Purcell and Amen– Attorneys at Law can offer this list for you as part of your estate plan.