How to Plan a Funeral (continued) (back to Disposition)
When planning the ceremonies some important things to consider would be where will the ceremonies be held? Who will be participating in the ceremonies such as pallbearers, speakers, clergy, military (if the deceased was active duty/veteran), or what type of music, if any, will be played. Do not forget to consider whether or not there will be a procession to the cemetery and what mode of transportation you may need for the body as well as family members.
Planning and executing the funeral, unfortunately, is not the end of responsibilities. The legalities following the funeral must be addressed as well. Make sure to consider the following:
- Starting the estate proceedings
- Accounting for all assets and debts
- Filing the death benefit claims with the necessary administrations
- Handling all accounts such as bank, credit cards, loans, stocks and bonds
- Sending notifications to any social or religious organizations the deceased was involved with
- Notifying the DMV, utility companies and any other services registered in the deceased name
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Wading through all of these decisions is a tough, tiring and difficult chore. As you can see, if you go into this with a plan of attack, it can be smoother and make for an easier grieving process. Knowing you have provided well thought out arrangements for your loved one, can and will make the grieving process easier.