The moment you’ve been dreading has arrived—your loved one has passed away. While dealing with grief, now you have to plan a funeral. Are you ready?
Often people are not. They may have no idea or only a vague idea of what kind of funeral their loved one wanted. Although these wishes may be outlined in a will, not everyone has a will, or it may take several days to locate the will, and by then, decisions about the funeral have already been made.
It’s best, therefore, while your loved one is still alive, for you to have a conversation with her about funeral arrangements. If your loved one has not outlined funeral arrangements, it’s time for you to help her get started. Make sure these plans are written down (separate from a will) and are immediately accessible. Here are some questions that need to be answered: