Pre-planning Funeral Guide
You have already taken the first important step in getting your end-of-life affairs in order. It is vital that you have a good understanding of what your options are and how to properly ensure that your wishes will be carried out. There are financial and legal aspects that you should consider when making these crucial decisions. Keep reading to take the next step in this process.
Pre-planning Funeral Guide: Financial
Currently, Green Cremation Texas does not have a trust-funded permit issued by The Texas Department of Banking, sell through a third-party trust-funded permit holder, or sell through a third-party insurance-funded permit holder. This means that we can not accept any funds for services prior to death.
The primary reason why we don’t offer this service is because it is incredibly labor intensive with a lot of time and cost involved. Since we are among the most affordable options, well below traditional funeral homes, it does not make financial sense for us to participate.
The same reasons apply to you. It does not make sense for you to go though the arduous process of setting up a pre-paid funeral contract when the price for cremation with Green Cremation Texas is so incredibly low. It would make more sense for you to put some funds aside in an earmarked interest-bearing account and make this known to your executor or designated persons with the rights to disposition.
In addition, be sure to include instructions in you Will, or tell the person that will have the Rights to Disposition, that a portion of your life insurance disbursement should be applied to your funeral costs.
Important Links Regarding Texas Prepaid Funeral Arrangements
Pre-planning Funeral Guide: Legal
Now that you have an understanding of the financial aspects of pre-planning funeral arrangements, let’s explore some of the legal aspects of pre-planning end-of-life arrangements.
For those who are able to hire an attorney and draw up a Last Will and Testament, you will likely be able to bypass this section. If you can not afford or do not want to hassle with all that is involved with hiring a lawyer to draw up and maintain a will, we have some things that may be of interest to you.
The State of Texas determines who is responsible for your funeral arrangements if you have not already done so with an Executor in a Law Will & Testament or an Agent for Rights to Disposition. We have created a document that you can freely download and use to assign the person of your choosing to be legally allowed to carry out your wishes.
If you have any questions about pre-planning funeral arrangements, we’re here to help. Feel free to call, text, or email us.
Pre-planning Funeral Guide: Blog Posts
We have put together several blog posts to further help you understand the ins-and-outs of pre-planning funeral arrangements.
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Usually the next of kin makes decisions about a loved one’s body disposition, but that might not be the case if there’s a Legal Rights to Disposition form.
Next of Kin has the legal authority to make decisions in Texas regarding disposition (burial or cremation) after death. So what establishes who the Next of Kin is?
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End of life services and arrangements aren’t what most people want to think about in their free time, but getting these affairs in order is extremely important. We’re making the process a little easier with advice on what you can do to plan ahead and when it’s best to take each step.
No one wants to think about their life coming to an end, but the one thing that’s more unsettling is the thought that your end-of-life wishes won’t be carried out.