It may be a hard topic to discuss, but death is a part of life and thus it is something that is beneficial to prepare for. Although you might not want to think about preplanning your funeral, it’s something that everyone should at least give some thought to. If not for your own peace-of-mind, then for the well-being of those you leave behind.
Funeral pre-planning is about so much more than simply recording your end-of-life wishes. It ensures your loved ones know how you want to be honored and cared for. Rather than stressing over the arrangement process, your family can instead focus their energy on comforting one another and preparing to say goodbye. You can even work with them to plan the service you want and make sure that they will have everything they need to grieve.
Still not convinced, here are 6 benefits of preplanning your funeral:
In an effort to help make preplanning your funeral easier, we have developed a comprehensive checklist of what’s involved. Below, our funeral preplanning checklist outlines each of the steps we recommend you follow as you work through the prearrangement process. Think of this checklist as your funeral preplanning guide.
As always, our experienced and helpful staff will be by your side throughout the entire process. Should you have any questions about preplanning your funeral, please do not hesitate to ask. Once you’ve worked through the preplanning checklist, we invite you to contact us to finalize your arrangements.
We've put together this funeral pre-planning checklist to help you.
We suggest the following:
If you share your life with animal companions, you should think about who you would like to take care of your pets. Consult with the person to see if this is something they are interested in doing for you and then write down your intentions and include all contact information. This should be signed and witnessed, and then given to your executor.
Final Tasks in Funeral Pre-Planning
In addition to your will, the contact list, and the list of all your online account login details and related documents should be provided to your executor.
Finally, you may want to consider paying ahead of time for your funeral choices. Speak to us about how your pre-payment monies will be handled.
You will have the peace-of-mind knowing all the details are written down and there can be no mistaking your wishes. Preplanning your funeral can only benefit you and your family in the future. If you need help - we're here for you. Call us today at 732-449-6900.