Hi everyone, my name is AnaMae Merton. I recently lost my birth parents during a heavy storm. Their deaths left me reeling, though we were not very close. Furthermore, I was the only surviving kin, so it was my job to arrange the funerals for both of them. The funeral arrangement process was incredibly difficult without knowing much about their personalities or passions. I struggled to find the best songs, outfits, caskets, burial sites and flowers. Luckily, the funeral director helped me identify suitable options for my birth parents' funerals. I hope to help people understand all of the different funeral arrangement options available today. Please visit my site anytime to learn more.
Have you ever given much thought to what you expect to happen once you pass on? Do you have a document yet that outlines what your final wishes are? Unfortunately, many people do not make out a will of any kind. Since they are young and relatively healthy, they expect that such a document won't be needed for many years to come. But while the thought of passing away is never pleasant, the truth is that anyone could suffer a fatal accident or be struck down by sickness at any time. Having a will that outlines your last requests is the best way that you can help your family and friends through what will certainly be a difficult time. Besides the disposition of your assets, here are some other things that you should also consider adding to your will:
Funeral type: While it's often true that funerals are mainly for those left behind, it's also true that some families go into debt for a large funeral because they think it's what the deceased would have wanted. Instead of having a large and expensive funeral, perhaps you'd instead prefer if your family saved money and did something like have a small memorial service for you with a potluck remembrance gathering at a local park or favorite hangout later.
Burial type: One important aspect that many people forget to include in their last wishes is whether they'd be okay with cremation or if they'd prefer a traditional burial. The costs for cremation can be much less than the costs of an actual burial. But for some people, a traditional burial is going to be important to their religious beliefs. If you do not specify which one you'd prefer, this could lead to your family arguing over what you'd actually have wanted and possibly going into debt for a burial that you don't feel is necessary.
Paying for funeral expenses: Whether you have life insurance or you've simply got a savings account set up so that your final expenses are paid for, this is something that you should let your friends and family know. Unclaimed life insurance and bank accounts are worth billions of dollars in the United States. Avoid allowing you and your family to become part of this statistic by letting your family and friends know that the costs of at least some of your final expenses have been provided for with one of these options.
To learn more, contact a company like Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel.