Pre-paid Funeral Plans
When making a Will, as part of taking your instructions you will be asked if you have a particular preference for either burial or cremation. If you do have a preference, this appears in the ‘Funeral Directions’ section of your Will.
Often a Will is not read until after the funeral so remember to let someone know about your preference. Any life insurance policies are often best placed into a suitable trust to avoid probate delays. Keep policy documents with your will,it can save a lot of time and avoid having to tear the house apart looking for the paperwork.
Some people prefer paying for their funeral expenses in advance through a funeral plan. The average cost of a funeral has almost doubled in the past 10 years and is projected to rise to over £5,000 in 2024. (Source: Sunlife cost of dying 2020))
Everyone’s wishes are different.Comparing the features and benefits of the various plans can be a challenging task.Hampshire Wills and Trusts can obtain quotes specific to your needs from several providers and then work with you to obtain the option that best suits your circumstances.This can provide peace of mind but also reassure your executor(s) & family about your preferences at what is an emotional and distressing time.