Preplanning a funeral isn’t the most joyous task but it is the right thing for just about everyone. Whether you’re familiar with preplanning a funeral or not, you most likely have had some questions at one point or another. Today we’ll discuss three of the most common preplanning questions and why it is a good idea.
Question #1: What is Preplanning?
Simply put, preplanning is taking the time to write down your wishes for your final resting place and the type of service you would like. Through preplanning, you are able to make sure that your final wishes are known. As a result, your family members aren’t left wondering. If you’d like to read more about question #1, check out this article: What is Preplanning.
Question #2: Why Should I Preplan My Funeral?
Preplanning your funeral will put your mind at ease. Here are four reasons why preplanning is a good choice for you:
- Ensure your wishes for your funeral or memorial service, burial and other details are carried out.
- Save your family from having to make difficult decisions in their time of grief.
- Prevent family squabbles and speculation about your wishes.
- Pay for funeral services in advance.
If you’d like to read more about these four reasons why preplanning is a right fit for you, read this article: Four Reasons Planning Your Own Funeral Will Put Your Mind At Ease.
Questions #3: Should Preplanning My Funeral Be Part of My Estate Plan?
According to Investopedia, “Estate planning is the preparation of tasks that serve to manage an individual’s asset base in the event of their incapacitation or death. The planning includes the bequest of assets to heirs and the settlement of estate taxes.” Because preplanning is offered by a funeral home rather than a lawyer, preplanning isn’t always thought of. But is a great idea. When you are already thinking about end of life decisions, you might as well include making your wishes known about your funeral. Read more on why you should include preplanning in your estate plan in this article.
Have more questions about preplanning? We would be honored to help you with any other questions you may have. Contact us today or fill out our simple online preplanning form to receive your FREE Guide to Starting the Conversation. Finally, you won’t regret completing your preplanning with Willwerscheid Funeral Home and Cremation Service.