The Funeral Process

Preplanning a Funeral

This world is a crazy place, anything can happen at any time. What if you could prepare for the inevitable in advance? It’s very possible to plan in advance for your own funeral. Here at Ian J. Arthur & Sons, we team up with Funeral Plan Management who are dedicated to providing funeral benefits and investment management for customised services for their clients. They make it very possible to preplan your funeral in the case that you pass away. This is also a great way to make sure you are going to be cherished in the way of your own choosing at the end of your life. Planning a funeral for a loved one can be a very daunting task if it is not preplanned. Death is a scary thought and of course, these aren’t things we particularly enjoy thinking about, but preparing your funeral is the most thoughtful thing you can do for your family.

Now, of course, there’s no way to know exactly when we might pass away, but when the day does eventually come a loved one can just get in contact with the funeral home you chose and let them know of your death if you have preplanned. At this point, your family can take the time they need to heal without the burden of dealing with arranging your funeral. It is important to let your loved ones know of your arrangement so that they can know who to contact. Once you have assigned your policy to Ian J. Arthur & Sons through Funeral Plan Management they will take on the responsibility of making the funeral arrangements according to your plan.

You might be wondering well, what if I’m not sure that I will be in the same area until the end of my life? Of course, there is no way to know if you’ll be staying in one place or not, but Funeral Plan Management has a great policy to ensure that your preplanned funeral can be brought to the location of your choosing. Let us just say for example you preplan your funeral in New South Wales with Ian J. Arthur & Sons and eventually move up to Queensland and end up passing there. It is very possible to move the arrangements up to Queensland by transferring the funeral plan to a different funeral director.  This also ensures that if the funeral home you preplan with eventually shuts down or goes out of business that your policy plan is still valid and would just be used towards alternative funeral services. This is important so that you know you can still live your life as there is plenty left to live even after you have preplanned a funeral. You are not tied down just because you have chosen to preplan your funeral.

They even make it quite easy to start a preplanned and prepaid funeral. You can start off with a small deposit and make regular instalments per month over a period of up to 3 years, or you can pay it all in one lump sum. If you choose Ian J. Arthur & Sons, we will only be paid when proof of the agreed funeral service has been provided with the necessary supporting documentation. What is even better about a prepaid funeral contract is that there is no more to pay at the time of the funeral. The dividends earned on the funeral plan investment are used to offset increases in the cost of the funeral.

Just know that once you put money into the policy it cannot be withdrawn except to pay for your funeral costs. Understand that social security and tax laws may change between the time you make the plan and the time that you pass away, so seek independent tax or financial advice to make sure laws have not changed.

In the end, it is smart to be prepared. Your family will thank you for your effort in saving them money and time. If all of these details sound great to you then you should really think of prepaying your funeral. You can contact Ian J. Arthur & Sons to get started today.