The death of a loved one is a very emotional experience. During that time close loved ones might not be thinking clearly and may not be able to handle the stress of making certain decisions. Because of this you might want to consider leaving a letter of instruction.

Funeral Arrangements

The first thing that you should do in your letter is begin by helping with funeral arrangements. Make sure to list anyone you can think of that should be notified of your death. Also include any passwords to social media or other online accounts. Contact phone numbers for your funeral home and place of interment can also be helpful information. If you haven’t made these arrangements in advance, make sure to leave instructions on your burial method and local funeral homes to use.

Distribution of Personal Effects

Take some time and go in depth as to how you want your things distributed amongst your loved ones and beneficiaries. Think of this as a way to elaborate on the legal text that is in your will. You can name specific items you want to go to specific people.

Financial and Personal Information

Your loved ones may not know things like the name of your attorney or the location of your check book. Leave detailed locations as well as a list of important people that they may need to contact.

If you have any legal issues or need assistance with a will or power of attorney, contact Stano Law group today!