End of Life Planning
What are the advantages of pre-planning cremation or funeral care arrangements?
- Pre-planning provides clear, accurate guidance for family members on funeral arrangements.
- Making decisions beforehand provides time to consider complex, emotional decisions about the reality of death.
- Pre-planning prevents mistakes or oversights, and provides family members comfort knowing they are following final wishes.
- Funeral pre-planning can involve pre-payment, easing the burden on surviving family members and eliminating disagreements or difficult conversations about finances.
Surviving family members are required to complete important administrative and legal paperwork after a death occurs. Simply Cremation and Funeral Care has produced a comprehensive Survivor Checklist to help families track all of the actions required after a passing, including obtaining death certificates, navigating estate taxes, contacting employers, notifying the Social Security Administration and much more.