How Will You Be Remembered?

Expressing your funeral wishes is a thoughtful way of easing the stress on your family in making decisions on the type of funeral you would want.

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Your Will is a convenient way to make your wishes known concerning your funeral or how you would like your body dealt with after your death.

Clear directions can be included in Will and your preferences could consider some of the following:

  • Instructions allowing your body to be used for medical purposes (eg organ donation or research and education)
  • Funeral arrangements – burial or cremation (including where you would like your body buried or your ashes buried or scattered)
  • Your choice of funeral director
  • The amount of funeral expenses (whether expenses are to be kept to a minimum)
  • Religious service requirements
  • ‘In memoriam’ gifts (whether donations are to be made to a particular charity in lieu of flowers)
  • Payment of funeral expenses (eg prepayment options such as prepaid funeral, burial plots, funeral bonds; to be taken out of your estate)
  • Any general directions (including what music you would like played at the funeral service)

Talk to your loved ones about your funeral wishes

It can also be a good idea to ensure your loved ones are aware of your wishes in case your Will is not reviewed until after the funeral.

 

Funeral Wishes Are Not Binding

It is important to understand that funeral wishes under a Will are not legally binding on your family or your executor, but rather demonstrate your preferences.

 

Create your own Will online

eziFunerals now offers Funeral AfterCare Support to help you with the many tasks in settling the estate, reduce the time in settling the estate and save the estate money.

We have partnered with Willed to help you manage your affairs by explaining what’s required and supporting you at each stage – from creating a will, organising a power of attorney, applying for probate, obtaining letters of administration, to helping you release money from the estate.

Please see below a list of what Willed can handle for you. If you think of something that isn’t on the list no worries they can look after that also.

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Willed is Australia’s leading online Will writing platform. Our partners at Willed will help you to write your Will and Power of Attorney documents from the comfort of your own home. Use or special Coupon Code for a member discount. GET STARTED

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Disclaimer: Willed is a technology platform that allows you to create your own estate planning solutions using our forms and other information. Willed is not a law firm and does not provide legal, financial, taxation or other advice. If you are unsure whether our estate planning solutions are suitable for your personal circumstances, legal advice should be sought from a law firm, such as Vault Legal.

 

About eziFunerals

eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company. We are not part of any other funeral company.

Our member Funeral Directors operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Australia wide. Thet are chosen for their knowledge, quality, service, personalisation and experience. They go above and beyond, and will take the time to support the family.

For more information or to make contact with a trusted Independent funeral director, call eziFunerals on 1300 236 402 or visit www.ezifunerals.com.au.

 

The views and opinions expressed on posts are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of eziFunerals and members. eziFunerals may receive commissions from Preferred Partners listed on our website. While every care has been exercised and the recommendations and other statements herein are based on information believed to be accurate and reliable, no liability, (unless required by law) can be accepted for any error or omission including negligence however caused.