With the new year upon us it’s very important to remember to keep your information current, most especially regarding your legal documents and beneficiary information. Wherever you keep this information, be certain that your next-of-kin or beneficiary is made aware of the location. It is a great time to appoint a new executor if the one you have is unable to fulfill his or her duties. If you move, make sure to update your current address on all your documents, policies, accounts, and assets. At the beginning, it’s quite an undertaking to gather all the information. But, once it’s together, updating is simple.
You might also consider holding an annual family meeting to go over your wishes and your estate. For some families, this may not be pleasant or even possible. But if you can schedule family meetings, it’s an excellent time to let everyone know your wishes. This will give you the opportunity to answer their questions, set their expectations, and hopefully, prevent any family disagreements.
If your final wishes and advanced funeral plans are not in order, let us help you! We have Certified Preplanning Consultants on staff and can meet in your home or one of ours without any obligation. Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes have locations throughout Grundy County and in Will County. We welcome you to experience for yourself why our funeral homes are recognized and honored locally, as well as on the state and national level annually. www.Reeves-Baskerville.com