When you are thinking everything through in an effort to plan your estate properly you should consider the matter of your final arrangements.
Imagine the scenario that may exist after you pass away. Different family members may have different ideas with regard to the final arrangements.
Many families get along well and would have no difficulties coming to an agreement with regard to what is best. On the other hand, this is not always the case, and emotions can run high when people have just experienced the loss of a loved one.
To prevent any problems you can assert your own wishes regarding your final arrangements if you could include an authorization for final disposition when you are working with an estate planning attorney to draw up your estate planning documents.
With this authorization you name someone who would be empowered to make your final arrangements in a hands-on manner.
When you execute such an authorization your entire family will know who you have selected so there are not going to be any disagreements regarding who is in charge.
In addition to the selection of an individual to make preparations you can also state your specific funeral and burial or cremation preferences in writing. Your representative will know exactly how to proceed, and your family will know that things are being done in accordance with your wishes.
If you are interested in creating an authorization for final disposition get in touch with our firm for a free consultation. You can reach us electronically by simply completing the form that you see on this page: Free Central New Jersey Estate Planning Consultation
The Augulis Law Firm is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.