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4 Reasons You Should Include Your Final Arrangements in Your Estate Planning

4 Reasons You Should Include Your Final Arrangements in Your Estate Planning

Planning your own final arrangements can be a complex process. You can do it yourself, but the best way to ensure accuracy for your final arrangements is to hire an estate planning attorney. LeAnn Schumann has the experience and knowledge to draft, store, and distribute the documents you need to outline your final wishes.

You Can Make Plans for Your Final Arrangements at Any Age

Proper estate planning can go a long way to help your loved ones move through the grieving process. Taking the time to include your final arrangements ensures you get the kind of sendoff you deserve, and your loved ones can focus on moving forward instead of on funeral plans and associated costs.

As part of your estate planning, your final arrangements can include:

  • Whether you want a funeral or memorial
  • The location of the service
  • People that should be notified of your death
  • Whether your body should be buried or cremated
  • The location of your burial plot or where you want your ashes stored or spread
  • The amount of money you have set aside from your estate for funeral or memorial services

Reasons to Include Final Arrangements in Your Estate Planning

  1. Rising Funeral Costs. The costs for final arrangements in America continues to rise. The average funeral with burial is just over $8,000. A cremation is estimated at just over $6,000. Neither of these prices includes a marker, cemetery costs, or an obituary. The average cost of a funeral will continue to rise over the coming years. Some funeral homes will allow you to pay for your services in advance, locking in a lower overall payment.
  2. Help Your Family Grieve. Making final arrangements for the death of a loved one can be a time consuming and exhaustive process. It can be especially taxing if they don’t even know what your final wishes are. Organizing an event like a funeral can also cause conflicts to arise and emotions can get heated between grieving family members. Taking the time to plan your own funeral gives your loved ones the freedom to focus on their grief instead of costly quick decisions.
  3. Reduce the Financial Burden. Health costs can add up before you pass away and liquidating your assets to pay for a funeral is going to take time. Your loved ones shouldn’t need to worry about where the money is going to come from. Making financial arrangements for your final expenses will be one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones. Whether you pay for everything up front or allocate part of your estate, you will help your family through a very tough time.
  4. The Send Off You Want. Maybe you want to leave as much of your estate as you can to your heirs and don’t want an expensive memorial service. Maybe you want a religious funeral. If you take the time to plan and pay for your own final arrangements, you can ensure you will be remembered at a service that is reflective of you.

LeAnn Schumann Ensures Accurate Final Arrangements within Your Estate Planning

Planning your own final arrangements can be a complex process. You can do it yourself, but the best way to ensure accuracy for your final arrangements is to hire an estate planning attorney. LeAnn Schumann has the experience and knowledge to draft, store, and distribute the documents you need to outline your final wishes. She is available to serve the people of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

Plan Your Final Arrangements with an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney
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