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Sometimes, no matter how much you think you are ready for your passing, some things do not work out as planned. Often, the death of a loved one will find the remaining family members picking up the pieces. So, how do you prepare your family to handle this kind of situation as properly as possible?
Here are a few helpful tips to make your death as easy and less traumatic to your loved ones:
Designate Someone To Be In Charge Of Your Funeral And Decision-Making When You Are Gone
When it comes to making decisions for your funeral, there is a legal hierarchy that your loved ones should follow an order of priority. The legal spouse is the first in order, and then your adult children are next in line. Your parents and siblings also come next.
This order of priority even goes down to your second cousins. That is if you do not assign a specific someone to handle most of your funeral arrangements.
Legalize All Documents And Make Sure Your Family Can Find Them
Find a designated agent and make sure that this person is willing to take the duties and responsibilities regarding your funeral arrangements. Sign and notarize these documents. A legally binding document that a notary public certifies will let the funeral home allow your designated agent to handle your funeral affairs.
Determine The Options For Your Funeral
We are all going to die. But, have you decided what will come about to your body? Basically, you have cremation, burial, and donation as your options. In each option, there are several more decisions to make.
It is important to start covering the basics before you get deep into the most crucial details. Know that the most costly choice for funeral arrangements is a burial, while the cheapest is a donation.
Now Is The Best Time To Save For Your Own Funeral
You can save your family from panicking and getting on each other’s nerves to pay for your funeral services. Relieve this financial burden by opening a savings account specifically for your funeral.
Another option to choose is buying life insurance to help your loved ones pay for your funeral in time of your death. Talk to your insurance agent and discuss this policy.
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