Pre-Need Funeral Planning – It’s Important
Pre-Planning your funeral services is a way to take control of what will happen to your body after you pass from this life. You will die, and someone must decide what to do with you. It is best not to burden your family with those decisions while they are dealing with the pain of your passing. Now is also an excellent time to think about advice from people in the final stages of life.
Great Reasons to Pre-Plan
Pre-Need Funeral planning lays out your wishes such as burial or cremation, service type, venue, flowers, music etc. There will be no arguing among family members about what to do.
Do you even want a service and if so where? Many people will say they so not want any fuss or service, but it is often best for the family to have some type of venue to say goodbye. Getting closure on your passing is very important.
Pre-Need funeral arranging gives you peace of mind. It is done and you do not have to think about it again. Your funeral service is the last chance for your family and friend to say goodbye, so it should be done your way.
As well, it will give family and friends a review of you entire life, some aspects of your life will not be familiar to many in attendance. It as well, shapes how you will be remembered by all.
Planning Funerals – Pre-Paying Expenses
There are many questions we hear on a regular basis when we discuss pre-planning of funerals. Hopefully some of the points below will address some of your concerns regarding pre-arranging and pre-payment of funeral services. This quick article about Five Funeral Facts my help guide your decisions.
Is Pre-Payment of Funeral Expenses Required?
Is my Money Secure?
Can All Expenses be Paid in Advance?
What Happens to the Interest I earn?
Pre-Payment and Social Services
California Right to Die and PrePlanning
We have had many clients participate in the California Right to Die law. For more information on this law, see our blog post.
Can I Organize a Home Vigil?
Home vigils (blog article) are an old practice that is gaining renewed popularit. Many families keep their deceased loved ones at home for a while after death. This allows them to hold private gatherings, say their final goodbyes in person, and experience amazing healing.