Talking To Family About Final Plans

Posted on August 23, 2021 by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home under cremation
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There are some topics that are hard to bring up with family members. When you plan out your own cremation services in Ferrum, VA, for example, it’s wise to tell your family what you have in mind so they are prepared and aren’t so surprised when the time comes. There are a lot of details that go into your final plans and no matter how young and healthy you might be, it’s important that your family knows certain things. Here are some details to discuss with them.

Where Your Will Is Kept

You should have a will written up, even if it is quite simple, so your estate is easier to take care of and distribute according to your wishes when you pass on. Not only should you have a will, but your loved ones needs to know where it is kept. Perhaps you can give them the law firm name and phone number if you had it written up through a lawyer. You can let them know that there’s a copy in your fireproof safe and how to get into that safe. Or you can even give them copies that they can access when the time comes, if needed.

How To Get To Your Finances

You have bank accounts, perhaps life insurance, and other financial details that eventually, your family is going to need to be able to access. You might want to write up a list of finances, passwords, numbers, and other details that your family will need. You can put those things in a fireproof safe with your will or in a safe deposit box. You could also have the list with a financial advisor you use or give a copy to your family members. Then, they know how to access things when the time comes and they need it.

What Services You Want

IT’s important for your family to know what you want for your final services. Perhaps you have planned something out yourself and if that’s the case, all they need to know is what funeral home to contact to get the ball rolling. But they can also find comfort in knowing what you want and hearing about it straight from you. That way, there’s no questions about what you want. They have the time to ask questions and get details directly from you.cremation services in Ferrum, VA

Details On Pet Care

If you have pets that you hold near and dear to your heart, you will want your family to know what you want to happen with them when you pass on. Perhaps there’s a certain family member you’d like to care for them. Get those details together for everyone, too.

How To Access Social Accounts

If you have any social media accounts, it’s good for your loved ones to know how to access them. They can either shut them down or use them to distribute news on your passing, among other things. It can be a good tool surrounding cremation services in Ferrum, VA if your family has easy access to it when they need it.