When it comes to after-life planning, there are some specific questions you need to ask yourself. It’s not necessarily the sort of thing you want to think about, but it’s important to do so nonetheless. If you don’t know where to begin, you can always ask a Moore, OK direct cremation services provider for suggestions. They will be pleased to help you.
Here’s a look at 3 questions you should ask yourself as you embark upon after-life planning:
1. “Do I Have a Legally Enforceable Will?
A will is vitally important, but many people have not had a legally enforceable will drawn up. With a will, you can ensure that your assets are allocated the way you want them to be. You can ensure that your partner, your children, and anyone else you care about are properly looked after. You can also name the people you want to raise your children, and even your beloved pets, after you’re gone. Instead of trying to do it yourself, get one drafted up by a lawyer so that it holds up to legal scrutiny should someone contest it after you die.
2. “Do I Have a Power of Attorney?”
When you appoint a power of attorney, what you’re actually doing is appointing someone who will have the legal authority to make certain decisions on your behalf should you be unable to. Everyone should have one. So when you consider this question, you need to make sure that you either have chosen one or are serious about doing so as soon as possible. It’s important to carefully select the person who will serve in this role since they will have a lot of control over your affairs should you be incapacitated in some way or another. Be sure that the person you choose is willing to do so and knows what will be required of them.
3. “Have I Planned Your Final Services?”
Many people would agree that making arrangements for their body disposition is a good idea. That doesn’t mean, however, that most of these people actually follow through and do so. Your after-life planning should include preplanning a cremation service. This will make things easier for your surviving family members. Instead of having to make arrangements, they will merely have to adhere to the arrangements you made. It’s even better if you also prepay or at least leave funds to cover such expenses.
We can’t help you with getting your will ready or choosing your power of attorney, but we can help you with #3. When the time comes to preplan your direct cremation, give us a call at Oklahoma City Cremation. We’re a premier provider of direct cremation for Moore, OK residents. We’re not your average direct cremation provider either. Most people see direct cremation as a body disposition where there are no extra services of any kind. However, we recognize the importance of having add-on services for our customers. Our Cremation with Memorial Celebration, for instance, grants transport of the deceased’s body to our secure facility, preparation of the death certificate, the permit for cremation, verification of positive ID, worry free cremation performed on-site, cremation completed within 24 hours of receiving the permit, a custom transport urn, scheduled local delivery of the urn, free online memorial, obituary page with a virtual guestbook, a memorial celebration held at our facility, a video slideshow with music, and a print package. And that’s just one of the options we offer. For more information, call us at (405) 608-4141 or visit us at 910 NW 79th St Oklahoma City, OK 73114.