Funeral Planning: Reducing the stress for your loved ones

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We often hear from Clients when we mention Funeral Planning to them that it’s a morbid subject they are no keen to talk about and that they just want everything sorted. At Redwood, we know that for those left to deal with arranging a funeral after a death, it can be a stressful and very difficult time and that having funeral planning in place can help to lift the burden on the deceased loved ones.


According to research by SunLife, just 1% of people know exactly what the deceased would have wanted for their funeral. Consequently, Funeral Directors often find themselves in the difficult position where there is open disagreement between family members as to what their mum, dad, brother or sister, husband or wife would have wanted for their funeral – and then, who is going to pay for it!

Taking out the right funeral plan will ensure that your funeral costs are covered, giving you and your family peace of mind that they are protected from unexpected bills and that they know what your final wishes are. For example, you can specify details such as whether you’d like a religious or non-religious ceremony, the dress code, music, preferred flowers, a final message for your loved ones and, whether you’d like to be buried or cremated. By making these plans in advance you can ensure that your funeral is a celebration of your life. Aside from making the administration far simpler, it can really help those grieving to know they are respecting the wishes of the person who has died.

It is important to note that not everything is included in a funeral plan. For example, if you decide that you would like to be buried, the cost of the plot will not be included as there is too much regional variation in prices. In addition, the cost of a headstone is not included, again because of the substantial variations in pricing. We can provide a full list of what is included or excluded from each available plan so you always know what is covered.

Redwood Financial is one of the souths leading Investments, Pensions, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning and Funeral Planning providers. We are dedicated to helping families to grow, protect and enjoy their wealth, as well as protecting their loved ones from unexpected costs. With our unrivalled knowledge of pensions, financial wealth, Inheritance Tax and Funeral Planning, we can advise on any situation. Join us at one of our Free Public Information Seminars on Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning: Book online Book Me A Place!, Call us on 01489 877 547 or Email info@redwoodfinancial.co.uk to book a FREE Initial Meeting with us to review your financial planning needs.

Jasmine Lambert Will Writer in Eastleigh
Jasmine Lambert
Jasmine is the Managing Director and Senior Financial Planner at Redwood Financial. She helps clients manage and grow their wealth and protect their estate. Jasmine also provides expert advice in our FREE Redwood Webinars, where you can learn more about Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning.
Redwood Financial is one of the south’s leading Investments, Pensions, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning providers and we are dedicated to helping families to grow, protect and enjoy their wealth. With our unrivalled knowledge of Estate Planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, Pensions, Savings & Investments, we can advise on any situation.
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