Pre-Planning Suggestions

It is important to be prepared for the inevitable future. Having a plan of action will help your family and your loved ones. Find below some suggestions and guidelines.

Prepare a contact list of individuals who should be notified in a medical emergency or death.

Write an obituary or jot down information you would like included in an obituary.

Decide where obituary and memorial information should appear.

Choose the type of service you would like, including the burial you prefer and make those arrangements. You will need to decide:

• Cemetery lot location
• Casket type/cremation urn type
• Etc…..

Arranging specific plans

Designate a power of attorney to ensure that proper information can be accessed in the event of your illness or death. Make sure a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will are in place so that your wishes are carried out if you are unable to do so.

Give your executor a copy of your will. Safety deposit boxes are often opened up during the Estate Settlement process, after the funeral.

Pay upfront for the following :

• Cemetery and memorialization services
• Funeral arrangements, including clergy, florist and transportation
• Make arrangements for pets to find a new home.

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