Death Planning: Make Your Passing Easier for Loved Ones

Published: 08th June 2010
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In a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Regardless of the politics, the financial structure of society, the celebrities, or even religion, those two aspects remain assured. Death and taxes are the two constants that everyone can be confident will exist forever. There is little we can do about taxes except to pay them, However, while we can't escape death, planning for its inevitability and ensuring our love ones are taken care of afterwards is something we can do something about.

Taking control means we can have some say as to what happens after our death. Where our burial takes place, what casket we're buried in, what happens to all the money and property we have can all be chosen, worked with, and even set up in such a way as to those who count on us can count on us for a long time to come. While we don't want to have to make these choices, they are choices that have to be made at some point in time, so why not make them now?

Finding a burial plot, or at least making arrangements for the disposition of our bodies after our death is essential. This decision can affect dozens of others, including whether or not to be cremated, where our body is to be either entombed or scattered, accordingly and what arrangements need to be made as to services, viewing, and even arrangements to house and feed friends, family and other well-wishers.

How investments and other financial instruments are handled is just as important. These matters will affect the future of your spouse and children, and making sure you've made arrangements, either through insurance policies or death benefit instructions in contracts with mortgage holders and auto lien-holders can make the difference between the survival and flourishing of a family, or its destruction. Smart planning and quality insurance can mean the spouse has a home, vehicles and the means to pay bills, including college educations for the children, and being homeless in the streets.

Having all these plans set forth in a will simplifies things. Sit down with a funeral director or attorney and define how your dying and after death situations will be handled. It may be a distasteful way to spend a few days, or even weeks, but by doing the planning now, not only are you assured that your wants and desires as to funeral arrangements will be honored, but your loved ones will be cared for as well. While dealing with it isn't easy or fun, once its complete, you can have the peace of mind that you've done all you can do.


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