When a loved one passes away, there are so many different things that need to be done. Funeral arrangements need to be made, paperwork needs to be completed and affairs need to be put in order. Without knowing your loved one’s wishes, it can be a difficult task to get everything right. And trying to figure them out while grieving at the same time can be very stressful for everyone involved.
While everyone is well enough to discuss it, now is a great time to figure out what your loved ones want for the future- yourself included. Would you prefer to be buried as apposed to being cremated? Maybe you want your ashes sprinkled in your favorite vacation spot or you are planning a green funeral for yourself. Without imparting that information to your loved ones, you could end up having a funeral that you really didn’t want.
Also, if you have any life insurance, living will or any other types of paperwork your family will need to know about tell them about it now. It will make it much easier on them if they do not have to look for it when they are going through the grieving process after losing you.
Of course, we highly recommend having a good life insurance policy. It can help your family financially through the transition period after you pass away. It can give them a bit of leniency when it comes to paying bills and getting everything in order. Even if you already have a life insurance policy, it might be time to review the coverage you currently have. You may have gotten your policy back before you had children or got your new higher paying job. It is worth checking it over to make sure your family will be covered adequately.