Most people don’t like to think about their death but it is inevitable and directions to your loved ones about your wishes can ease the burden on them, and give you peace of mind knowing that your wishes have been stated and will be carried out. As part of your estate planning, you should prepare some guidelines for your successor trustee or executor – such things as where all your important documents are, names and addresses of persons to notify of your death, your wishes concerning burial, cremation, funeral services, etc. These are often placed with your will or trust so loved ones can begin planning soon after your death.
An innovative and free on line website service, MyWonderfulLife.com can help you plan your memorial service before you pass away. You can record your wishes about your funeral, choose music to be played at your service, leave letters for loved ones, or choose quotations or biblical verses to be read. You can even write your own obituary and design your own headstone. 6 “Angels” are chosen by you who will be notified upon your death of your wishes.
If you don’t have an estate plan yet, it would be a good idea to think about that too. Law Office of Scott C. Soady, A Professional Corporation offers revocable living trust packages which include the trust, pour over will, durable powers of attorney for finances and health care, deeds and other pertinent estate planning documents. Contact us if we can help.