Estate planning has everything to do with providing for the well-being of your loved ones. At first glance this can seem like a purely financial endeavor, and of course this is a very large part of it. But it is also useful to ask yourself exactly what your family will be going through at the time of your death.
If you do not make plans in advance, one of the responsibilities that will fall into their laps will be the matter of making final arrangements. This is more difficult than it may sound on the surface. For one thing, when you are grieving you are really not in the mindset to drive around town trying to find the right resources.
And for another, there a lot of decisions that must be made, and who is to say what you would have preferred if you do not make your preferences known?
In addition to the simple fact that tasks must be undertaken without any guidance, family members can often disagree with regard to the correct course of action. This is a time when your loved one should be pulling together as a family and acrimonious interactions can make a very challenging situation all the worse.
The wise course of action is to assert your funeral preferences in advance. If you are interested in doing so, right now would be a good time to set up an appointment with a good Hartford estate planning attorney to set the wheels in motion.