Funeral Pre Payment Plans Alex Truesdale Wills In Cobham Surrey

Funeral Pre Payment Plans

Funeral Pre Payment Plans are a straightforward way to fund your funeral in advance, avoiding burdening your loved ones further at the most difficult time.

Alex Truesdale Wills Limited: A professional Will writing and estate planning service based in Cobham with clients throughout London, Surrey, the Home Counties and the South West.

Call: 07887 946557 for any questions on funeral pre payment plans or to discuss your wider estate planning needs.

Pre Payment Plans For Funerals

Pre Payment Plans For Funerals are a straightforward way to fund your funeral in advance, avoiding burdening your loved ones further at the most difficult time.

Alex Truesdale Wills Limited: A professional Will writing and estate planning service based in Cobham with clients throughout London, Surrey, the Home Counties and the South West.

Call: 07887 946557 for any questions on funeral pre payment plans or to discuss your wider estate planning needs.

Pre Paid Funeral Plans

A well drafted Will usually addresses your funeral wishes: whether you would like to be buried or cremated; whether a religious or humanist funeral is appropriate; and where you would like to be interred or have your ashes scattered. 

But how do you ensure that your wishes are respected and, more importantly, paid for when the time comes?

The answer is to consider purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan.

Reducing the Emotional Burden

Whilst few of us relish contemplating our mortality in such detail, leaving a clear set of wishes and preferences for loved ones to follow can greatly reduce the emotional burden on the bereaved. Family and friends are often faced with the task of arranging a funeral, at short notice, at a time when they are at their most vulnerable.

But across the UK, less than half of us have made any financial provision for our deaths or even discussed our wishes with loved ones.

Although it may be a difficult conversation to contemplate, discussing preparations for your death can be a way of sharing the final steps in your life with your loved ones, and supporting them when they transition into a new life without you there.

Knowing that you have provided for your passing can be of comfort both to you and to your family – you know that you have made the proper arrangements, and they know your final wishes and that you have made arrangements to spare them the burden of doing so.

Financing Your Funeral

All but the poorest of us are expected to pay for our own funerals – and if we have not made any, or not enough, financial provision, the burden will fall on our survivors.

In 2022, only 66% of people actually made financial provision for their funerals, however only two-thirds of these provisions covered the full cost of the funeral. And the cost of funerals, be they burials or cremations, has continued to rise far beyond the rate of inflation.

As announced in 2022, the average cost of a funeral in the UK was just over £4,000, and in London nearly £5,500 (according to the SunLife Cost of Dying Report); since 2004 these average costs have risen by 121% and are predicted to continue growing to over £5,000 in the UK, in the next 4-5 years.

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The Solution to Financing Your Funeral With a Pre Paid Plan

By purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan (either outright or by instalments) you stipulate the funeral that you want, in as much or as little detail as you wish, and pay – at today’s prices – for the services you wish to have included.

Your money is invested in a dedicated, independent fund whose management is regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority, a body which ensures that funeral planners adhere to the appropriate FCA regulations.

Benefits of Having a Pre Paid Funeral Plan

There are many benefits to having a pre paid funeral plan in place. These include:

ο Certainty: your wishes and preferences are known in advance

ο Control: a funeral plan ensures that your wishes will be respected

ο Convenience: you relieve your loved ones of the emotional, financial and administrative burden of arranging – and paying for – your funeral

ο Cost: you pay for your funeral at today’s prices, saving thousands of pounds for your heirs

Golden Leaves Pre Paid Funeral Plans

We have been working for a number of years with leading funeral plan provider Golden Leaves to offer our clients a range of pre-paid funeral plans at competitive rates, ranging from basic services to green funerals and bespoke arrangements which can offer features such as international cover and repatriation and low-carbon options. For further details please speak to us during your consultation.

Funeral Decisions

In your Will you may like to stipulate your funeral type and whether you would like to be buried or cremated.

If you are wishing to be buried there are a number of alternative final resting place locations to consider.

Locally to Alex Truesdale Wills Limited is the natural burial ground of Clandon Wood, a nature reserve with 31 acres of grounds and an extraordinary and uplifting atmosphere. For more information please watch Clandon Wood’s video below or visit Alex visited Clandon Wood again in 2022 and was struck by the beauty, diversity and peacefulness of the location and the many ways in which funerals there could be made truly personal.

Intestacy Rules 2020, Alex Truesdale, Solicitor based in Cobham Surrey

Alex Truesdale Wills Limited offers a professional Will drafting and estate planning service covering the Surrey, Kent, Greater London areas, the South Coast of England and Wales.

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Client Testimonials

“The support Alex gave me and my husband after our Wills and LPAs were finalised was second to none especially as he was diagnosed with a terminal illness a few months later. This ongoing support, advice and bringing in other specialists to assist was outstanding and I felt that we were in very good hands and would continue to be when the inevitable happened.

After my husband died, the comfort of knowing all was in order with the Wills was a great relief and her help in the immediate aftermath was much appreciated. It wasn’t just the professionalism but the genuine concern for my situation and that of the family. Alex then continued to guide me through the process and through some pretty complicated issues relating to the estate administration. She always responded to my copious emails and phone calls with clarity, efficiency and care.

The whole process was dealt with in a timely manner and to a very high standard and I felt that I was being looked after like one of her own family.

I can’t recommend Alex highly enough – a very talented professional dedicated to her work with a heart of gold.”

JD, July 2020

“Thank you again for helping me sort out all our Wills and the funeral plan for my godmother. I cannot believe how timely that was bearing in mind today’s situation. Only good news from her care home so far, but to know that resources are there to help the staff directly if the worst happens certainly gives me peace of mind.”

SC , May 2020

“We would like to thank you for your professional help in getting us to a point of having signed Wills after many years of procrastination. Not only that your advice gave us the impetus to arrange a Civil Partnership and we now feel that we have got at least some of our affairs in order in these worrying times.”

KB, September 2020

“Very clear explanation of what the options and implications were for us. It was also good to have someone focused on the end result we had to get to, as it’s very easy on your own to leave to another day.”

EM, September 2018

“I have known Alex Truesdale for over 6 years, during which time she prepared Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for my sisters and assisted us in the administration of my sister Elizabeth’s estate after her death in 2018.  I testify to her attention to detail, her knowledge and experience in her work and the warmth of her communications whether by letter, by telephone or in person.  She responds to us quickly and we have full confidence in what she does on our behalf and on her advice on various aspects. She has a good network of people when particular advice is needed beyond her field of expertise or training.  She became a friend to us as a family.  I gladly recommend her services to others.”  

KH, July 2020

“After many years putting off writing my Will I finally entrusted Alex Truesdale with the task of compiling it for me and my family. My main wish was to pass my estate on to my son, and have guardianship put in place, should the worst happen before he came of age. Alex guided us through the difficult and emotional process with the utmost professionalism and put us at ease from the outset. She was able to address all of the issues we put to her and brought up many we had not considered regarding our estate.

“As we were about to travel abroad, we were also on a very tight schedule for the wills to be drawn up and signed. Alex went above and beyond to make sure everything was in place for us in the allotted time, even to the point of being personally on hand to instruct ourselves and our witnesses during the signing procedure.

“In using Alex Truesdale Wills, we now feel totally secure if the worst should happen our affairs are in order. We will be continuing to draw on her knowledge as and when our wills need updating in the future and are delighted to recommend her first class service.”

BW, May 2018

“Alex arranged an appointment for my husband and I to update our Wills in view of a change in family circumstances.  She was organised, efficient and extremely sensitive to our needs. We discussed advance directives and lasting powers of attorney in-depth – things we had only considered in vague terms previously but realised how intelligent it was to sort them out early.

“I cannot fault Alex’s professionalism and caring attitude, and will be recommending her service to my friends and colleagues.”

SM, September 2019

Will Writing And Estate Planning From Alex Truesdale Wills

Alex Truesdale Wills Limited offers a professional and personal Will writing service, giving you flexibility and control for the present and your loved one’s peace of mind about the future.

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