As you are making preparations for the future you may want to consider leaving behind instructions concerning how you want your final arrangements to be made. There are various different options and your family is not going to know how you would want to proceed if you don’t let them know your preferences.
Of course one of the first things to consider will be cremation versus burial, then there is the choice of an urn or a casket.
Something that just about everybody can understand but virtually no one will talk about is the matter of cost.
Is purchasing the most expensive casket or urn really a sign of how much your family cared about you? Probably not, but the innuendo is there. You can take this decision out of the hands of your loved ones by simply stating your choices in advance.
In fact, you can go a step further and plan your own funeral while you are still alive and perhaps choose one of the prepayment options that are routinely offered these days. This way there will be no misunderstandings between loved ones about how you would have wanted to proceed and everything will take place in accordance with your own choices.
There are a lot of details to take into consideration when you are looking ahead to the latter portion of your life. The best way to make sure that all of your bases are covered is to sit down and discuss things with a licensed and experienced central New Jersey estate planning lawyer.
Latest posts by Alan Augulis, Estate Planning Attorney (see all)
- Trust Administration 101 for the First-Time Trustee - August 23, 2018
- Do I Need a Medicaid Planning Attorney? - June 11, 2018
- Can an Incapacity Planning Attorney Help Me Plan for the Possibility of Alzheimer’s? - May 1, 2018