5 End-of-Life Questions for the Holidays

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The holidays are often a time for reflection and gratitude, which can make it a more emotionally appropriate time to think about these matters. Many of us face a lot of questions during this season of reflection. We ask five hypothetical end-of-life questions you may be asking yourself too during the holidays. And don’t worry we have the answers to them too.

What happens if next year you're not here?

If anything happens to you you can rest assured that your family is still going to be around for next year’s holidays. How? But of course, with a Last Will and Testament.

A last will and testament is a legally binding document. It allows you to specify how you would like your assets to be distributed after your death. Without a will, the state will determine how your assets are distributed according to the laws of intestacy. This may not be in line with your wishes.

A will can also be used to appoint a guardian for minor children and to name an executor who will be responsible for carrying out the instructions in the will. Whatever the new year holds for you, good or bad, you can make sure that your family is safe.

Pro Tip: Myend offers a particularly comprehensive Last Will & Testament focused on protecting your family. We’ve even included special clauses for your children’s guardians and a children’s trust.

What if next year you can't make your own medical decisions?

An advance health care plan is a document that allows you to specify your preferences for medical treatment in the event that you become unable to make decisions for yourself. It typically includes a living will, which spells out the types of medical treatment you do or do not want to receive, and a durable power of attorney for health care, which appoints a trusted individual to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.

An advance health care plan can be an important tool for ensuring that your wishes are respected if you become seriously ill or injured and are unable to communicate your preferences. It can also help to avoid conflicts among family members who may have different ideas about what is best for you.

Pro Tip: With Myend’s Advanced Care Plan you can always share your medical and healthcare wishes. Its not legally binding by nature so no extra expenses are involved. Additonally,

Do you want to share documents and accounts during the holidays?

The holidays often make us realize how important our loved ones are. They remind us all the ways we’re connected to them. Sometimes they also point out all the ways we haven’t connected with them. Giving them access to important documents and accounts is a great way to make sure you remain connected.

Pro Tip: Myend freely let’s you store your digital account passwords with our Vault service. You can do the same thing for with your most important paperwork and certificates by uploading them to your Documents.

What if you want to be remembered during the holidays?

Maybe you know you’re facing a terminal illness. Or perhaps you’re just getting a bit older. Do you wish that there was a way share some wishes about your legacy? Or to simply ask your family to remember you during the holidays? The answer to your question is a funeral plan.

A funeral plan is a pre-arranged set of instructions for your funeral and beyond. It allows you to plan ahead, so that your loved ones will not have to make difficult decisions. This doesn’t only apply to your funeral arrangements but even what happens after it.

Pro tip: A good funeral plan even allows you to set up remembrance opportunities. Are the holidays important to you? Make sure your family knows this with a Myend funeral plan.

What if you need to combine all the above?

It would be great to be done with all of this questions once and for all. This way you can enjoy these and all the upcoming holidays with no worries on your mind. You could address all the above issues by hiring lawyers to draft documents for you. That would equal to hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Are there any other cheaper but effective alternatives?

Pro tip: The best way to make the most of these planners would be a Premium Myend account. It gives you access to all the above and much more. And if you want to give it a go without paying we highly recommend our e-will.

Final Thoughts

The holidays can be a good time to make an end-of-life plan, as it is a time when many people are gathered together with their loved ones. This can make it easier to have important conversations about your wishes and to make decisions about your end-of-life care.

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