Are Final Arrangements Included In Your Estate Plan?
Estate planning is engaged in with the well-being of the loved ones that you
will be leaving behind in mind. Of course the first thing that most people
think about when they consider the topic of estate planning is the financial
component. And indeed, making sure that your assets are transferred to the
ones that you love in an effective and efficient manner is something to take
But in addition to this, it is wise to consider the human element. Your family
members will be grieving when you pass away, and though receiving
inheritances will help them financially, nothing can really sooth the aching of
the heart. People grieve in different ways, and is best to have some time alone
with your thoughts when you lose someone that you love.
People who are bereaved are not going to want to take on any additional
responsibilities at that time. This is one of the reasons why you may want to
be proactive about making funeral plans in advance. Leaving it up to your
family members not only places a responsibility in their laps at a time when
they probably don't have the energy for it, but it also invites disagreements
among family members.
There are a lot of different ways to proceed and some of the decisions that
must be made are sensitive, such as the choice between burial and cremation
and the purchase of a casket or urn, and perhaps a headstone and burial plot.
These are choices that each individual really should make for his or her self
rather than ignoring the matter and forcing their family members to decide.
To learn more about making final arrangements a part of your estate plan,
don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and
experienced legacy planning attorney.
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