Estate planning is important because it can help you prepare for your funeral and prevent the burden from being moved to your family. When you pass away, if you don’t have any plans your family will need to make them for you. This can be hard on them when they are already grieving your loss. If you want to have a say in how your funeral service goes, you may want to work with an estate planning attorney or you can work with the funeral director at funeral homes in Muhlenberg Township, PA. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are working on your estate plans.
Make A Will
Your will is an important part of your funeral plans because it can help you put all your preferences on paper so it’s easy for someone to follow at the time of your death. You can pick out different things you want for your funeral and set aside the money for each aspect of it. You can also set aside a certain amount of money that can be used for your funeral and also work out other aspects of your estate.
Remember the Details
Some people don’t really care about the details of their funeral and would rather leave it up to their family to deal with it and work it out. This is fine, but it’s a good idea to choose a person that you want to be in charge of the plans. If you do want to have a say in how the plans go you will need to list them or discuss them with the estate planning attorney so there Is a record of home and someone knows what you want or what your plans are.
Set A Budget
If you are worried that your family will spend too much money on your funeral you can set a budget when you make your estate plans. You can also lock in the current price of a funeral with preplanning so the rate won’t go up as time goes on and when you pass away you will only have to pay the price that is currently quoted. Whether you plan to pay for your funeral yourself or will allow you family to pay for it, it’s always nice to save money and know you did everything possible to lower the costs.
If you are planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one at funeral homes in Muhlenberg Township, PA you should consider the above tips and suggestions that can help you make your plans more easily. Estate planning is important and there are many reasons to do it. If you decide you need help making your funeral plans, be sure to reach out to Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home. We are happy to assist you with all your funeral planning needs. Give us a call or stop by to learn more about our services.