Thinking ahead to the end of your life isn’t always pleasant or enjoyable, but it’s one of the single most important things you can do for your loved ones. Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful gesture to your close friends and family since it takes the guesswork out of making funeral arrangements and eases the financial burden on your loved ones. If you would like to pre-plan and pre-fund your funeral to protect your family after you’re gone, ask these important questions during your visit with a funeral director in Tacoma.
What am I paying for?
You want to make sure that you are paying for all the necessary arrangements so that your family will not have any unexpected costs to deal with after your passing. Although your loved ones can certainly make additional arrangements, you should pay for the cemetery and memorialization services and the necessary funeral arrangements—clergy, florist, transportation, etc.
What happens to the money?
States have different requirements for handling the fund paid for a pre-arranged funeral service , so be sure to ask the funeral planner what happens to the money you prepay. In some cases, the funds are placed into a trust account. If this is the case, ask about what happens to the interest income earned by the trust.
Are prepaid funeral plans transferable?
Plans change, and life itself is often more unexpected than we hope. Ask the funeral director overseeing your arrangements if the funeral plan can be transferred to another funeral home in the event that you move to a different area or pass away in another state or another country.
If you would like to discuss funeral pre-planning in more detail, contact Mountain View Funeral Home. We are proud to be Tacoma’s leading funeral, cemetery, and cremation services provider. Our compassionate funeral home directors can guide you through the process of pre-planning a funeral and answer any questions you or your loved ones may have. Call us today at (253) 584-0252 to get started or to request additional information.