The Society of Will Writers Trusted Funeral Plan
If you have decided to make a Will then it also makes sense to think about your funeral preferences.
Putting your funeral wishes in your Will can be helpful to those you leave behind, but quite often a Will is not read until the funeral and not everyone is aware that funeral preferences set out in a Will are not binding upon executors. This means that they do not have to carry out your wishes.
Money set aside for a funeral does not have to be spent on the funeral they are not obliged to spend any money you may have saved for that purpose.
Funeral expenses are a first debt upon your estate, but settling your estate may take some time, and the funeral director will expect to be paid long before your executors are in a position to do so.
A deposit in a bank or a building society is simply money – it does not guarantee what type of funeral will be provided and it may not be enough to cover the whole cost when the time comes. On the other hand you may even set aside more than you need to.
“My daughter has enough on her plate at the moment, financially, so I prefer to deal with this myself.”
If you have concerns over specific arrangements for your funeral, whether it be burial or cremation, religious or non-religious preferences, choice of music or donations to a favourite charity in lieu of flowers, it is worth remembering that even though families usually want and very often try to do the right thing for your funeral, they are under no obligation to carry out your wishes.
By purchasing a funeral plan, you can ensure that your wishes will be met as everything is arranged in advance.
All of these difficulties can be overcome with a Trusted Funeral Plan from the SWW
You can have peace of mind and ensure that your wishes will be carried out.
Your family will have none of the financial worries that funeral arrangements often bring. They will know exactly what you wanted and that the funeral directors services have been paid for in advance.
Funeral costs are just as likely to rise in the future as anything else but a funeral plan, once purchased, guarantees that the funeral directors costs will be met, however far into the future they may be required.
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Our consultant will be delighted to run through the features of all three plans so as to find the right plan for you.