Funeral Arrangement Details to Consider

Estate Planning Lawyer Melbourne, FL

Have you considered how you would like your own funeral arrangements to be managed? Although you may have given it some thought, it’s likely that you have not communicated your wishes with your loved ones. Most people don’t want to think of their own funerals. However, taking the time to make key considerations and plans can help make sure that your wishes are carried out appropriately. Failing to take the time to make arrangements can result in the state appointing someone to make these key decisions.  

It may not be wise to incorporate the details to your funeral within your will, however, you should leave instructions to the person you have appointed as the executor of your estate.

Your Remains

Although it can be dismal to consider, you will need to make decisions regarding what should be done with your remains after you pass away. Would you like to be cremated or buried? This is a very personal decision that you will need to make. Leaving it up to your family can result in differing viewpoints.

Choosing a Funeral Home

A funeral home can help in managing the details of your funeral. They can help in planning the funeral, storing your body and preparing its’ final resting place. With their services, you can be rest assured that your loved ones have someone with experience to act as a guide through the funeral planning process.

The Funeral/Ceremony

Would you like to have your funeral in a church? Perhaps you would like to have a ceremony in a specific location? Carefully detailing out the aspects of your funeral may be difficult, but can save your loved ones a lot of heartache in the long run. A funeral home may help in making key decisions to surrounding the details of your funeral.

Your Final Resting Place

Whether you choose to be cremated or buried you need to determine where you would like your final resting place to be. If you are cremated, would you like to have your ashes scattered in a place that is special to you? Or, would you like to be buried in a specific burial plot? Or perhaps you have plans to be buried in a family burial plot or beside a loved one. Incorporating this into funeral instructions can ensure that your wishes are carried out in the way you would like after passing.

Leaving it Up to Your Family

Although planning a funeral may seem straightforward, when your family members are crippled with grief their decisions may be fueled by emotions. You should never assume that your family will be able to make these decisions amicably. Tensions may arise and result in family to disagree over funeral arrangements. The last thing you want is for decisions to require court involvement. Making a plan ahead of time and with your loved one in mind can help to ease some of the stress your family may be experiencing during a difficult time. Additionally, planning ahead can also help you to financially prepare for your funeral, which can alleviate financial stress that is likely to be shouldered by your family.

Considering your own funeral is something that many people would rather not have to think about. No one really wants to consider their own demise, and the plans to follow. However, it can be a key part to creating any will. Although the process can be difficult, and at times, emotional. With the assistance of an estate planning lawyer Melbourne, FL offers at The Law Offices of Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, creating a will to incorporate your funeral arrangements can provide you with peace of mind in knowing that you have clear plans in place for your loved ones.