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Most of us want to plan ahead but when it comes to end-of-life planning, many have a difficult time starting the funeral pre-planning process.
There are many benefits to end-of-life planning. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider making your funeral arrangements ahead of time:
It means there will be fewer opportunities for argument and indecision about your funeral arrangements among family members after you're gone.
Your survivors will never have to worry about doing the wrong thing when finalizing your funeral arrangements. You will have told them exactly what you want.
No mistakes and no oversights. After you're gone, everything will be done your way.
You have peace-of-mind now knowing that we will follow through with your wishes.
After your death, no one can make any decisions you wouldn't want.
Funeral pre-planning is the responsible thing to do. It removes the burden from family members.
You can make complex decisions ahead of time when you have the time to think things through.
Funeral pre-planning can involve pre-payment. This will save your family money and avoid any financial burdens.
Funeral pre-planning involves an awareness of the reality of death.
You are almost guaranteed to get what you want.
The Basics of Planning
Here's a break-down of the process:
Look at available options
Weigh the pros and cons of each option
Talk to others about the best options
Arrive at a final decision
In the case of funeral pre-arrangement, another two important steps are involved:
Write out your plan with as many details as possible.
Send your plan to the funeral home and provide a copy to your executor.
There are two ways for you to complete your funeral pre-arrangement plan.
Using the Online Pre-Planning Tool
This website features Pre-Arrange Online, a step-by-step interactive form that can be used to record your end-of-life plan and send the completed form to our staff for safekeeping. You'll be asked to create an account with a username and password so you can login at any time to complete or change the plan.
Turn to the Professionals
We're here to help. In this section, you can learn why it's important, how it works, and exactly what's involved in pre-need funeral planning. Call us at 201-891-4770 with any questions you may have.
When you're ready to start the funeral pre-planning process, you may really appreciate this step-by-step funeral pre-arrangement checklist.
No one wants to think about a time when they will be unable to make critical health care or end-of-life decisions but it makes sense to complete an advance directive.
Our online pre-need funeral planning tool makes pre-planning easier. Your own personal login allows you to return to your plan and make changes at any time.