What Are The Main Things One Need To Do When There Is Death In The Family?
There are many decisions that you will need to make after a death in the family and when planning for the funeral service. Here are some general guidelines:
1. Meet with a funeral director to assist in the preparations.
2. You will need to know where and to gather documents such as the will (if one existed, and social security information.
3. Know what your budget will be for the funeral service.
There will be a whirl of emotions to deal with as well and it might be best to have a close friend or family member assist you with sorting through important decisions to make sure you understand all there is to do.
One thing is for sure: We are all going to die.
Hopefully the person that passed away left a written list of what they wanted done at their death.
I was appointed as a Power of Attorney for my father-in-law and one day I had to sit him down and ask him some pretty tough questions about HIS wishes on care and what he wanted done after he passed on. Believe me, having a conversation with a person before they pass away will make things easier for all invovled. Remember, once they pass on, it's too late to ask!
by TLMinut 7 years ago
Would you find it unacceptable for someone to request no funeral, someone you loved? I don't think I would want to put my kids, family, and friends to the expense, disruption, and awfulness of a funeral but would that be 'cheating' them somehow? If they're going to come see me, I'd prefer it to be...
by God shet 3 years ago
Practical life offers more wisdom, sometimes, than rational theories. So we have atheists - who consider the notions like 'sacred', 'holy', 'the holy bible', etc as if they are sentimental tools that the 'reasonless' - or more precisely speaking - the 'de-reasoned' folks apply to hide themselves...
by DancingRedFeather 5 years ago
Why are people afraid to talk about funeral arrangements before they die?We all know we are going to die at some point or another..so why not do pre-arrangements? Why not get that out of the way and have not only your mind at rest but for your family and friends?
by Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago
What is the main way in which you make decisions?Do you rely on intuition? Feelings? Logic? A list of pros and cons? Expert advice? Mom's advice? I'd love some insight on your default decision-making process!
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