Pre-Planning for a Funeral? Here’s what you need to know.
On the big to-do list of life, we can bet that planning ahead for your funeral takes the lowest priority, if it makes the list at all.
And hey, who can blame you? You’re a human being with a natural bias toward staying alive. Us too!
It’s natural to avoid thoughts of your own death or the death of those you hold dear. And so, many people put off making final arrangements in favor of procrastinating with the daily tasks of life.
At Coastal Funeral Center we often encounter successful people who planned for every facet of life except for end-of-life arrangements. As a result, their loved ones are often left to make difficult decisions at a time when they are the least emotionally and mentally prepared to do so. Enter: second guessing, guilt-driven decision making and family squabbles.
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way.
You can create a new to-do list. One where you prioritize the inevitable and prepare an easy way forward for your family. And we’d love to help. We’ll demystify the funeral process, giving you the courage to plan ahead and your family the confidence to carry out your wishes. To do so, we’re going to share our to-do list with you: the five planning elements for a life well celebrated.
Five Items To Put on Your Funeral Planning Checklist
By completing this pre-planning checklist, your family will need only to initiate a phone call to Coastal Funeral Center to put the agreed-upon process into motion. We’ll connect your loved ones with one of our trusted advisors, who will obtain the contract number listed on the packet received from the insurance company. We’ll gather your pre-planning details and schedule an appointment with your loved ones to finalize your wishes. The advisor will walk your family through the entire process and stay for the celebration of life service as well.
As you can see, advance planning brings peace of mind to you now and to your loved ones later. Get started with your Advance Planning Guide today!
If you have any other questions about pre planning or the funeral process, our advisors are here to help. Give us a call at (310) 326-6343.