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.
When planning a funeral, there are a number of decisions that must be made, and many of them are unique to you. How you want to proceed is a very personal matter. First off, there is no one universally acceptable way to handle the body of a deceased individual. Some people choose cremation, while others want to be buried.
If you want to be cremated, what would you like your family members to do with the ashes? If burial is your preferred option, where exactly would you like the body to rest?
These are all questions that must be answered, and if you leave the matter in the hands of your loved ones it is possible that disagreements can arise. The last thing you would want to leave behind is acrimony among family members at such a sensitive time.
There is also the matter of the general budget that you would like to see allocated to take care of your final arrangements. You may feel as though the sky is the limit, but on the other hand you may see no reason for your family members to spend extravagantly.
The only way to be sure that your true wishes are carried out is to state them in writing. If you would like to do so, simply take a moment to arrange for a consultation with a licensed and experienced Oklahoma City estate planning lawyer.
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