Building your Support Team
Whether it was sudden or expected, losing someone you love is hard. If you are also in charge of planning the funeral or handling the legal details, you will likely need to manage a mound of paperwork on top of grieving your loved one.
It’s very challenging to take this on alone. You’ll need a team to help you, from someone to hand off the funeral arrangements to professional help such as a lawyer and accountant.
If the death was expected, there might have been some advanced planning which might lessen the workload. However, if the death was sudden, you might be left with a lot to sort through.
Where do you even start?
To begin building your support team, knowing the roles of those you need is an excellent first step.
The main players:
- The Executor
- Trusted Medical Professional (to provide an official declaration of death to acquire the death certificate)
- A trusted friend or family member – making tough phone calls and supporting you in reconciling your loved one’s affairs.
- A reputable Funeral Home Director (preferably one that offers grief counseling services and support)
- Grief Counsellor
- A legal advisor (to guide you through the legal aspects of the estate and protect you through a vulnerable time)
Final arrangements for a loved one often require planning several elements and making tough choices with tight deadlines, so building a support team to help you navigate this difficult time is essential. Furthermore, with the average funeral in Canada costing $10,000 and up, covering the cost can be another source of stress in an already overwhelming time. First Inheritance can help ease the financial stress by financing the costs of a funeral up to $25,000, with no monthly payments, as the loan is repaid once the estate settles. Reach out today and learn how First Inheritance can help you through this difficult time.
Inheritance Advance Loans
As the beneficiary of an estate, you can borrow a percentage of your inheritance before the estate is settled.