Apr 06, 2016 - 11:24 AM
Making a list of your documents and their locations, providing her with a clear understanding of your wishes and intentions, and making decisions well in advance will provide peace of mind for you and for your daughter.
Planning ahead and providing clear instructions now will help your daughter in the days following your death.
Some immediate steps you can help her with now include:
•Provide copies of or the location of your legal documents and cemetery deed
•Provide contact information of your attorney and financial advisor
•Make a list of people to notify and their contact information
•Decide if you wish to have an autopsy
•Tell her if you are an organ donor
•Decide if you want to to cremated or buried
•Decide if you want a funeral or a memorial service and provide any details of your wishes
•Your biographical data will help with writing an obituary
•List of passwords and usernames
• List of combinations and location of keys to safes
•If you have pets, what do you want to happen to them
These suggestions will get you started in assembling important personal information that will be helpful to your daughter in the future. The gift of information is the greatest gift one can give and receive when it matters most. Please see my Q&A profile page for contact information and resources.