jilljax wrote: »
I must agree with Martin on how important this is. My beloved Dad died 2 years ago and he had planned his funeral from the hymns he wanted, who he wanted to take the service, how he wanted the layout of the hymnsheet, the announcement in the paper. He had even bought a grave for himself and my Mum!
he would remind us where all these instructions were on a regular basis, and we would say things like "Oh Dad, don't talk about that".
But when the time came, he saved us a lot of worry and angst and in fact, we sometimes had a little laugh just remembering how he organised it all.
I shall try and do the same but it will be difficult!
Bedsit_Bob wrote: »
Heaven forbid, but what happens, if more than one of the signatories dies at the same time?
planahead wrote: »
I recently came up with a document titled, "Expression of Funeral Wishes". It's one that I compiled myself, on one A4 piece of paper. It makes it so easy to lay out one's wishes, and takes the form of a questionnaire. It's great because I am gradually handing them out to my family, and the questions are the same for everyone. Like : " how do you wish your body to be disposed of?".... "have you pre-purchased a burial plot? If so, please give plot number here............ "
"What are your wishes regarding flowers?"...... "how do you wish to be dressed?"........ "What funeral director do you wish to be appointed?".......... and other such questions. Also included is the catch-all section, "Any other wishes regarding your funeral you want your family to be aware of?".........
Next I will make a will and deal with other aspects of dying, but for now, I already have some piece of mind that my wishes are laid out clearly on paper, signed by myself and witnessed. I would encourage others to use such a document. Think of every question you could conceivably need answered while your loved one is yet among you to give such answers. It's quite a relief honestly.
worriedmum46 wrote: »
Hi, was wondering if any second 'wife' or husbands out there have written a will, and what issues it bought up.
I am a second wife, my husband has grown up children/grandchildren from a first marriage, and we have school aged children together.
We live in a house I bought before we married and I would like it to go to my children on the basis that they are set up well -
My health is a disaster and I am probably looking at months of life and not years. Hubby is fab, but a financial disaster - and I want the kids to be safe/roof over heads and am thinking of leaving it to them in the will.
Is this sensible do you think?
DAN_HURRELL wrote: »
My parents have specified a large sum of money to be left to me on the first death. However all their savings is in joint accounts. Does this mean the money will automatically pass to the survivor so my expected inheritance will not materialize.
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