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Writing A Will Before Cremation Services

Published: February 20, 2023
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel
Seattle, WA cremation services

Everyone who is alive today is going to pass on at some point. More people are using Seattle, WA cremation services today than ever before and that might be what you have in mind for your own services in the future. Before that time comes, you may want to consider writing up a will to have as much in place as possible.

What Is A Will?

A will, or a last will and testament, is a legal document (when done correctly) that lets you know who should get what when you pass on. Most people put the big things into a will, like who gets their house, how to split up retirement funds or bank accounts, and so on. You can include little things as well, if you so please. If you have children, one important thing is to make the person who should take custody of them if you were to pass on. You can write up your own will, but getting something legally put together with a lawyer will make it more binding in the future.

What Are The Benefits?

Having a will is a smart thing to do so you are able to have a say in what happens to your estate when you pass on. It also helps your family to know what you want to have happen and follow those wishes. It’s a way to protect children, protect family from fighting, and to get your wishes met. Those are just a few of the benefits, but you can get more ideas on advantages when you talk to the professionals.

Who Should Have One?

Any adult should have a will in place because you really never know when you are going to pass on. It’s wise to at least have something basic in place. Keep in mind that you can always make changes later when circumstances change.

What Should You Include?

You are going to want to include larger things, like your home, your bank account, investments, and so on. The lawyer can show you what is standard, but you can also include smaller things as well, like certain possessions, your pets, and so on.

When Should You Update It?

Whenever you have a large life change, you might want to update your will to reflect that change. Perhaps you wrote up a will when you got married, but now you have children. You want to adjust things so they inherit from you and so that their care is covered if you were to pass on before they are adults. You can also update it any time you change your mind about anything. 

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Where Can You Get Help?

You can call any lawyer for help with a will, but it’s best to use a professional that specializes in that area. If you want help with recommendations, or you are ready to set up your own Seattle, WA cremation services, the funeral home experts can be there to offer those things to you at any time. Prepare for the end now and give yourself peace of mind.

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