Funeral Planning Prevents Final Wishes From Clashing

Posted on December 11, 2020 by AmericanHeritage under Plan Ahead
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Inheritance tax and last will and testament on a desk.Without a doubt, death is definitely one of the few incidents in life that will occur at some point. However, it is still something you should plan in advance for – for the well-being of your loved ones and your own piece of mind. Funeral planning are the plans people make for the living. It can be made any time and offer many benefits. Instead of stressing over the process and arrangement, your family can focus entirely on comforting one another. You will also be able to work with them in planning the type of service you want. Many companies offer services to help plan for a funeral in advance for either yourself or a loved one. Here are some reasons why funeral planning is important.

 

 

 

Ease the Burden on Loved Ones

Did you know that there is a total of over 70 decisions that need to be made in the first 48 hours after a death? Are your loved ones ready to take on that responsibility and pressure?

When there are no prior arrangements made, your family would have to make many decisions in the short time after your passing. By taking some time off to plan in advance, your loved ones will be relieved of these decisions. Instead of stressing over these arrangements, they can spend the time to comfort each other and grieve together. Confusion and disagreements tend to follow when there are no concrete plans made. The stress of having to make so many last-minute arrangements often result in people making unnecessary purchases.

Avoid Rising Costs

Every industry, including funeral services, are affected by inflation. By pre-paying for the funeral, your family will not need to pay such a high price.

Meaningful Funeral

A funeral is a key event for the grieving loved ones. In terms of their psychological well-being, it gives them a sense of closure and allows the family to start the healing process. Families usually benefit socially and emotionally by honouring the life of a loved one with a proper ceremony and giving them a proper send-off. When only a short amount of time is given to plan, it is tough for the funeral to be arranged well.

Financial Responsibility

Planning in advance will allow you to make financial arrangements to cover the funeral costs. Even if you were to leave behind a sum of money, will it be easily accessed? Some financial planning options to consider in advance are funeral trusts and funeral insurance.

Decide How You are Remembered

When you plan for a funeral in advance, you will get to choose how you want to be remembered. You can decide how you want everything to be arranged from the flowers placed at the ceremony to the method of disposition. It also gives both you and your family a peace of mind that everything has been taken care of.

We have had the privilege of supporting many families with their funeral planning process. If you need assistance in funeral planning from our specialists, please do not hesitate to contact us through our online form today.