No one wants to dwell on the fact their own mortality. Why then, would you want to create your own funeral plan? There are actually several very good reasons why you should consider doing so. Toward that end, a Vero Beach estate planning attorney at Kulas Law Group explains why it is in your best interest to include funeral planning in your overall estate plan. The Cost of Dying Is High Thinking … [Read more...] about Why Should I Include Funeral Planning in My Estate Plan?
Understandably, most people prefer not to dwell on their own mortality. The idea of sitting down and planning your own funeral and burial may not sound very attractive; yet, there are several reasons why you may wish to do just that. Adding a funeral and burial component to your overall estate plan relieves your loved ones of the need to plan and finance your funeral and it ensures that your … [Read more...] about Living Trust Attorneys Explain How a Trust Can Be Used in Funeral Planning
While it is not exactly a popular topic of discussion, or a pleasant one, knowing what happens after you die from a legal perspective is important. In fact, many people who do not believe they need an estate plan are often persuaded to change their minds simply by learning about the legal process that follows a death. Today, as a part of our blog series on basic questions about estate planning, we … [Read more...] about Basic Questions About Estate Planning – Legally Speaking, What Happens After You Die?
Estate planning involves addressing some unpleasant situations. It's natural to feel apprehensive or uneasy when thinking about your own death, but taking the appropriate actions now can save your family headaches later on. One key issue you should always address as a part of your estate plan is your funeral arrangements. If you don't, your family may have to pay for the funeral at a difficult … [Read more...] about Who Pays For My Funeral?
A funeral may be the last big purchase you make in life. It's not unusual for a funeral today to cost more than $10,000. Like any product or service, it is important to shop around and know your legal rights as a consumer. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces a "Funeral Rule" that governs funeral planning and the obligations of funeral homes. The Rule is … [Read more...] about How the “Funeral Rule” Protects You
The last thing anyone wants to really talk about is planning their own funeral arrangements, but it's important if you have special wishes that you want to make known while you're still alive. Some people want to be buried while others want to be cremated. Some people want a big funeral while others would prefer to have a small, graveside service. It's important to let your family members and … [Read more...] about How Do I Plan My Funeral Arrangements?
Planning a funeral – whether you’re doing it for a recently deceased loved one or you’re planning ahead to relieve your family of this responsibility – it’s something no one looks forward to. It’s also likely not something for which shopping around immediately springs to mind. For example, in planning a funeral, most people simply choose one of the caskets offered by the funeral home they’re … [Read more...] about Buy Your Casket at…Costco?
Prepaying your funeral…sounds like it may not be such a bad idea, right? After all, it’s probably a good thing to go ahead and make all the arrangements and, best of all, make sure everything is paid for in advance. That way, your family doesn’t have to worry about it. While pre-planning your funeral is a great idea, and, aside from having a solid estate plan, might be one of the kindest gifts … [Read more...] about Why Prepaid Funerals May Be A Bad Idea