A while back we shared some news about the estate of the deceased automotive design legend Carroll Shelby. You may recall that the 89-year-old Shelby passed away back in May leaving behind a widow, 64-year-old Cleo Shelby. Cleo was of the mind that she had the right to direct the final arrangements because she was the wife of the deceased at the time of his death. She wanted to bury Shelby. … [Read more...] about Automotive Legend Shelby Dispute Settled
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There are some decisions that should not be left in the hands of other people because the matter in question is something that different individuals may view in different ways. This dynamic comes into play when it comes to planning for the inevitable. For example, on the matter of your funeral details you may want to be proactive about stating your wishes far in advance. … [Read more...] about Taking Care Of Funeral Details In Advance
Drawing up a last will or creating a living trust are the things that most people first consider when they are planning for the end of their lives. There are a lot of decisions that must be made and making sure your loved ones are provided for financially is important. … [Read more...] about Proactive Planning Can Ease The Burden
Today, end of life expenses, such as those incurred for funeral services, can be extraordinarily high. Due to the high cost of funeral services and the hardship that this may put on loved ones, more people are choosing to prepay for their final arrangements.There are a number of advantages to the prepaid funeral, but there are some disadvantages as well. When you prepay for a funeral you can rest assured that everything is done and in place and your family will not be faced with making difficult … [Read more...] about Should You Prepay for a Funeral Plan?
Estate planning is very unique because it is the one thing that you engage in with an eye on the future that does not benefit you. The fact is that you won't be around to see the result of your planning, so in a very real sense you are doing it for the benefit of your loved ones. This is self-evident if you stop and think about it, but it is an unusual feeling. You're used to considering your assets to be your own and the results of your choices being something you alone live with for better or … [Read more...] about Making Funeral Arrangements In Advance
After someone you love dies, not only are you dealing with the devastation of your loss, but there are so many details to handle that things can quickly become overwhelming. In addition to there being so many details to attend to, you are also dealing with the feelings of grief that taking care of these details will probably bring up. There will be so many phone calls to make that it’s easy to forget whom it is you need to call. The following is a list to help guide you through the necessary … [Read more...] about Who to Call After the Death of a Loved One