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At-Need vs. Pre-Need

Anytime is a good time to plan your funeral…except at the time of the funeral. Why? Because there are clear advantages to you planning ahead. Why leave the ultimate celebration of your life to the last minute?

At-Need funeral arrangements are made at the time of death, usually by surviving family members or by a trusted friend on behalf of the deceased.

Pre-Need plans are the funeral plans that people make for the living. Pre-Need funeral plans can be made at any time and offer many advantages.

Some advantages of planning ahead include easing the burden on your family, assuming the financial responsibility for your funeral, you want your final wishes to be followed and being self-reliant and having your affairs in order at the end of your life.

If your wishes are unknown when you pass away, your loved ones will be faced with making difficult decisions at a trying time. Will your loved ones know if you wish to be buried or cremated? Will they agree on an open or closed casket? Will they agree on how much to spend? Confusion and disagreements are common occurrences when there is no plan to follow.

Taking care of your funeral arrangements is a thoughtful and caring thing to do for your family. It is comforting to know that you have done all you can do to ease their burden.

Give me a call today to schedule an appointment to arrange your celebration of life.