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A lot of people refer to an after-death plan as their “final wishes.” It is a legal document that tells your family what you would like done with your assets and estate when you die. It could also include details of the type of funeral home you’d want to be taken. The content, scope, and complexity of the document depend a lot on the size and breadth of your assets; it can range from not much more than a few lines to dozens of pages.

If you do not have any children or other immediate family members, then this may be easier as you can choose to give to a charity or friends. But for many, this is a difficult choice to make.

Why Have an After-life Plan?

We all know that death is inevitable, but the thought of it can be quite frightening. The prospect of not existing or being alive leaves people feeling depressed and anxious.

One way to handle this problem is to make an after-life plan. You will no longer be left in limbo about what you want and how you want it after passing on because you made the decisions beforehand. This also leaves friends, family, and loved ones at peace about the situation because they know that their loved one’s wishes will be carried out.

To make an after-life plan, there are several things that should be taken into account. These include legal documents to be signed before one makes a decision about life support systems or organ donation. It is also important to have a health care proxy who can make tough decisions in case you are incapacitated. 

Making the Plan

For those who want to make a plan, it is important to realize that you can take steps to place your house in order before death. For example, you make a will early. A will is also called an “estate plan” and refers to how your assets and property are distributed after you die. It is a legal document that allows your loved ones to control your assets after you die.

You can also take steps to help determine where, when, and how you want the distribution of assets to take place after you die. One way this may be accomplished is through creating a trust.

There are two types of trusts: revocable and irrevocable. A revocable trust is one in which you can take action to change its terms. An irrevocable trust cannot be changed once it has been created.

A revocable trust is established by the trust maker who designates a person or entity to manage the trust. The assets are held in that person’s (or entity’s) name until your passing, after which your assets will be distributed as per your wishes. Under a revocable trust, you can change its terms at any time and for any reason.

If you would like to know more about after-life planning, visit

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Austin, TX 78723

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