Outlining funeral instructions are a key element to getting your affairs in order, and including your purchased funeral or memorial arrangements in your estate plan makes it very clear for your family exactly what you wanted. For many families, funeral and memorial purchases sadly happen in the immediate days after a passing, during a highly stressful and difficult time. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can take the time you need now to decide on what services are important to you and how you’d like to pay for them.
Just like wills, trusts, and advance directives, buying your funeral is an important step to take now. Getting everything set up ahead of time ensures your wishes are honored and your family is relieved of a large burden, whenever the time comes.