Will Tidbit: Do Not Put Your Funeral Arrangements In Your Will

Often times, people think it’s a good idea to put their funeral arrangements in their wills because they feel that both are related to their death. It would seem logical that they belong together.

Actually, it is not a good idea to put your funeral arrangements in your wills.

First of all, wills may not be opened or examined for some time after the death. If your will is not opened for a while, your funeral wishes may never be read in time to make the arrangements you desire.

Secondly, if you decide to change your funeral arrangements, you will have to take the time, expense, and effort to write a new will. This will take time and could be expensive.

Although it is strongly urged that everyone pre-plan their funeral, they should do so with a local and trusted funeral home and let family members know of these funeral plans.