Many people think about planning ahead and create an estate plan that includes a Last Will and Testament and various other estate planning documents. If you have created an estate plan, or are in the process of doing so, you may wish to consider pre-planning your funeral as well.
Pre-planning your own funeral offers a number of practical and emotional advantages. By making arrangements ahead of time, or at least expressing your wishes ahead of time, you will spare your family and loved ones from having to make very difficult decisions in the midst of their grief over your death. In addition, pre-planning your funeral can provide financial savings as well.
If you have ever been in the position of being in charge of making funeral arrangements for someone who has just died then you know how emotionally challenging it can be to try and concentrate on practical concerns while in the midst of grieving. In addition, even if the person discussed with you his or her wishes regarding burial and funeral services, you inevitably run into an issue that was overlooked during your discussions.
By consulting with your estate planning attorney and a local funeral director ahead of time, you may be able to spare your family and loved ones the daunting task of planning your funeral upon your death. Making funeral plans ahead of time can be fairly easy to accomplish and will provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your wishes are in writing and will be followed in the event of