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  • Writer's pictureEmma Aslett

Wills & Probate | Should We Discuss Our Funeral Wishes With Our Nearest And Dearest?

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

This is not the most enjoyable conversation to have with someone close to you, yet it is important to tell your loved ones what your funeral wishes are. As simple as that. Having this conversation will make a huge difference and it will remove a source of worry from those left behind after you pass away.

It is already a stressful time – do not leave them panicking about not knowing what you would want to happen in terms of your funeral.

Adrian Matthews at MetLife UK says:

“We naturally take out insurance on events that may never happen, such as to protect our car, home or mobile phone, but we don’t talk about or plan for certainties that will, like death or funeral planning. So why is it we often ignore the emotional protection that could support our loved ones – by having the conversation about our wishes and thoughts, so that when the time comes, they can focus on grieving for their loss, not trying to contemplate how to best say goodbye.”

It is so important that you have that conversation with your loved ones, put your wishes in writing or both.

Feel free to contact me further about this if you would like to make arrangements and give your loved ones that emotional protection.

0207 183 4595

The information provided in this article is not intended to constitute professional advice and you should take full and comprehensive legal, accountancy or financial advice as appropriate on your individual circumstances by a fully qualified Solicitor, Accountant or Financial Advisor/Mortgage Broker before you embark on any course of action.

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