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Planning your own funeral becoming more popular

If you are considering making or updating your will, trust or other estate planning documents, now can be a good time for you to also consider your wishes for any funeral that may be held for you after you die. Many Floridians are taking advantage of the opportunity to essentially plan their own funerals. There are many benefits to you and to your family members of doing this.

The National Funeral Directors Association indicates that a growing number of people are including premade funeral plans into their wills or trusts. One reason for doing this is to ensure that your funeral really is yours. If you would like the event to be held at a certain location or include very specific features and activities, you can outline that in your estate plans. You can even list the songs that you may want to be played at a service.

A detailed funeral or memorial plan may also be helpful for your surviving family members so that they are not left to make such decisions, especially if you die unexpectedly. It can also avoid conflict between family members who may have differing opinions for your funeral. Some people also find it pleasing to prepay for their funerals. This also alleviates one more burden from your family after you die.

If you would like to learn more about will preparation and what provisions you may include in your will, please feel free to visit the advance funeral and post-death plans page of our Florida estate planning website.

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