It is a highly emotional experience when someone passes on from this life. After the loss of a friend, family member or loved one people kick in to emotional overdrive, as time seems to move entirely too fast. People who are left behind are responsible for making tedious decisions pertaining to proper funeral arrangements, respecting the deceased one’s wishes and dealing with life insurance, wills and more, which can cause stress levels to go through the roof. Included below are some tips to make this process as smooth as possible.
When someone passes on the first thing that will need to be decided is which funeral home will be taking care of the arrangements. Keep the budget in mind during this process because funerals are notorious for being quite costly. Next come’s the decision of whether to cremate or bury the deceased person. If burial is decided then a casket, burial clothes,make up, jewelry and flowers will need to be chosen. You will need to decide whether a funeral or a memorial will be held to honor the person.
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A funeral does not have to be a somber experience. Consider it a celebration of the deceased person’s life. To make this happen you will want to personalize this experience. Choose music that fits the person’s personal taste. Pick out clothing that the person would feel comfortable wearing in life. Decide who will speak at the funeral, such as a favorite pastor. Choose someone to write and read the Eulogy (If one is desired).
The last things that will need to be taken care of, is any life insurance policies or wills that the deceased person may have had. The life insurance company will be asking for a death certificate, which can be obtained from the funeral director or your local health department, within a couple of days after the persons passing. A pre- selected executor can ensure that property or personal belongings are properly divided, as stated in the will. If there is no executor a lawyer can be obtained for this purpose.