Ask yourself, “Do I want people to celebrate my life or do I want people to mourn my passing? “ No one likes to think about his or her death, but it is necessary. As a South Florida estate-planning attorney, I know there are a lot of things to think about when preparing your final plans. You worry about your children, your assets, who will be the executor. Planning your burial or cremation is just as important as everything else.
Maybe you want to have a party that includes all your closest friends and family where they will tell their favorite stories about you. The party will have all your favorite foods and your favorite music playing in the background. If you don’t let everyone know your wishes, what might happen is the exact opposite; a somber experience, where everyone is crying and dressed in black.
Another question to ask yourself is, do you wish to be buried or cremated? Do you prefer to scatter your ashes in your favorite location or be entombed in the most comfortable coffin that exists?
It is extremely important to put in writing what your final wishes are, so they are carried out. It is also helpful for those left behind both financially and logistically to know your wishes.
If you live in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties it is time to start discussing with loved ones their estate planning needs. You can’t predict the future, but you can plan for it.
Contact an experienced estate-planning attorney at The Hershey Law Firm, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at (954) 303-9468 to discuss your estate planning needs.