Planning ahead encompasses many different aspects. It really goes beyond having a Will prepared or purchasing life insurance. There are many different pieces of information that need to be gathered as well as several decisions that need to be made. Most people want to investigate their options before making any important decision, but when a death occurs and no plans are made in advance, there is an urgency created. Oftentimes, other family members are scattered about the country, which makes it that much more difficult. Now decisions have to be made rather quickly and not always in the best frame of mind. There is also the added stress of where the money is going to come from. That is a great deal to go through, in addition to the emotional roller coaster that an individual might already be on.
Planning ahead eases those worries by having decisions in place. Ask yourself this one question; if my death were to occur tomorrow, who would be making the arrangements and where would the money come from? This is pretty direct, but there is no easy way to ask it.
We encourage you to begin the conversation and call us to receive the information that will guide you in a most helpful and gentle way.