Pre-Plan Funeral Lawyer in Glen Burnie, Maryland

No one likes to think about their death. Still, it is better to plan your funeral while you can. Our compassionate legal team at Chesapeake Wills & Trusts can help spare your loved ones the financial burden and hassle of making the final arrangements in their time of grief.

We serve clients in Glen Burnie, MD, and throughout Maryland. Call (443)-233-0029 or contact us online to speak to a pre-plan funeral lawyer.

Why You Should Plan Your Funeral

Here are just some reasons to create a funeral pre-plan:

  • You are in control: When you plan ahead, you have complete control over your final arrangements. You can choose between a burial or cremation, opt for a religious or secular ceremony, and more.
  • You can minimize the expenses: Prepaid funeral plans enable you to decide and control your funeral costs, reducing the financial burden on your loved ones. Funeral goods and services are subject to inflation like anything else, so paying for your funeral in advance is usually a wise financial move.
  • You can support your family in a difficult time: Organizing a funeral and dealing with funeral directors can be emotionally overwhelming for your family members. By taking care of some or all of the arrangements yourself, you free your loved ones to focus on the grieving process.
  • You can prevent conflict: Tensions often run high in the aftermath of someone’s passing. Funeral planning is a potential source of conflict between your loved ones, but pre-planning and making your wishes clear may help avoid family squabbles.

How to Pay for Your Funeral in Maryland

You can pay for your funeral service and associated expenses in several ways. Here are some alternatives to consider:

Funeral Expenses Allowance

Under Maryland state law, courts can authorize an allowance of up to $10,000 for the following funeral expenses:

  • Funeral
  • Burial
  • Cremation
  • Memorial
  • Food and beverages served during a pre- or post-funeral gathering

This funding can be a lifeline for small estates that cannot pay creditors because funeral expenses take priority over other claims.

Pre-need Funeral Plan

When you set up a pre-need funeral plan, you put money for your final arrangements in a funeral trust, an escrow account, or a life insurance policy in your name. By funding and deciding on the funeral service in advance, you can put a cap on the spending and provide a great comfort to your family.

Funeral Life Insurance

A funeral life insurance policy is an alternative to traditional life insurance. After you pass away, the money goes directly to the funeral home to pay for your service without the need for a death certificate.

Plan Your End of Life with an Experienced Funeral Attorney in Maryland

At Chesapeake Wills & Trusts, we have years of experience helping clients in Glen Burnie and all of Maryland create estate plans for their golden years and beyond. Call (443)-233-0029 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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