It may seem morbid to plan your own funeral while you are alive, but there are tremendous benefits to pre-planning your end-of-life arrangements. For one, planning now can ensure that your wishes are fulfilled. Pre-need planning also makes it easier on your family, both emotionally and financially. Here is a closer look at some of the ways funeral pre-planning will benefit you and your family.
Make Your Wishes Clear
Sadly, a large percentage of Americans die each year without making prior funeral and memorial arrangements. This can lead to fighting within the family, and may even result with a funeral or memorial service that goes against your personal beliefs of preferences. If you have special requests for your funeral, make them clear by pre-planning with a funeral home.
Save Your Family Money
By pre-planning your funeral, you can see how much the funeral and memorial service will cost. You can then either pre-fund your funeral or start putting money away to cover your funeral and memorial costs after you are gone. Either way, it is more responsible to plan a funeral knowing how much it will cost then to make demands in your will without having the faintest clue as to how much all of it will cost your family.
Help Ease Your Family’s Pain
Death is hard to deal with, especially when a close relative passes away. While your family is grieving your loss, the last thing they should have to deal with is making arrangements for your funeral and memorial service. Pre-need planning can help ease your family’s pain and suffering by helping them focus on grieving and healing together.
If you would like help pre-planning your funeral and memorial service, Leak & Sons Funeral Homes can help. We are one of Chicago’s most trusted full-service funeral homes, and we can help you plan a touching and affordable funeral. To learn more about our funeral and memorial planning services, please call us at (773) 846-6567.