Estate Planning and Cremation

Estate Planning and Cremation

Pre-planning for your funeral and cremation service is a helpful tool that can allow you and your family peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be fulfilled at the time of death. It is an important part of your estate planning process. Often, when your family members are grieving, they find comfort in using your guidelines in commemorating your life and legacy.

Create a Will 
A person’s estate is the sum of their assets. A will is a legal document that will direct your personal preferences and the distribution of your estate after your death. Most every individual can benefit their family by having a will in place that gives positive direction to those left behind.

Create a Trust
Another option to consider is a trust. For some people, this will make the distribution of assists simpler and more timely than going through probate. A trusted attorney should be consulted to help you establish a trust that fulfills your expectations. Funeral and/ or cremation arrangements may be funded in advance, while planning for all aspects of your estate.

Cremation Services Offer Alternative Burial Options
Cremation services, offered at Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, are an alternative to traditional burial. Not all funeral homes handle cremation services on-site, as Beinhauer’s do. Deciding upon cremation does not preclude any typical funeral arrangements. A person can utilize a ceremonial casket to be used before the cremation, during visitation time, and then select an urn in which to place the body after cremation. Once cremation has taken place, it is customary to select a final resting place for the urn. Through Beinhauer’s, your inurnment options are unlimited, from ground burial to a niche in a columbarium, or scattering garden. A portion of your loved one’s cremated body may be placed and personalized with keepsake jewelry to always have by your side.