If you are thinking about the future, well into the future (hopefully!), you might start to think about some of your final wishes for that time. It’s never a bad idea to let your family know what you have in mind, but you might also want to write some of those things out so you can get everything lined up for them in the future. It can also give you peace of mind to know that if you want cremation services in Tukwila, WA, or something else to happen specifically, you will have that happen when the time comes. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Write Out Your Last Wishes
Sit down with a pen and paper, or with a blank document on your computer screen, and write out what you want. You might start with your final services, go through the resting place, memorial services, and so on. You can also do things like what you want for specific items in your house—who should get what, and any other thoughts you have in mind. Writing these things out can help you to process things and it can also help your loved ones to have that to follow later on.
Date The Item And Sign
Whenever you write something important like this out, it is a good idea to date and sign the item. That way, your family knows, years from now, when the document was written and that it was you that wrote things up. If the document isn’t dated and signed, it won’t hold as much weight with them.
Pass It Along To Family
After you have everything you want written out, you might want to pass a copy along to your family so they can keep track of it. Let them know where your copies are as well and that can help you to know that they have what they need when that time comes.
Legalize It, If Necessary
While writing something up yourself can be very helpful to your family, there are ways to make it more official and even legal, depending on what you are writing up. If you have written up your final wishes for services, one thing you can do to make that more official is to work with a cremation provider and get those services lined up and even paid for. Then, all your family has to have is the name of the cremation provider and they can call them when that time comes and your plans will take action.
If you are writing up who you want your house to go to, who gets your bank account funds, and other such things, it is really in your family’s best interest that you visit with a lawyer and have that written up officially into a will. You might leave extra notes about small things, but the major things will only be legal if you have it in an official will.
If you have other questions about final wishes, especially around cremation services in Tukwila, WA, talk to the funeral home professionals.