Let's Consider Notifications
Final Roadmap recommends and helps with three types of notifications:
Immediate– these likely would be the people to whom you are very close as well as some who you wish to participate in arrangements for Visitation/Services/Remains and taking care of matters requiring immediate attention.
Practical/Non-personal– these are people or businesses that will need to discontinue service or would care to know of your passing such as government agencies, hairdresser, lawn care service or bank.
Personal– this category can be quite broad. Making a list will help your loved ones ensure that they don’t miss someone who is important to you, i.e., an old friend or former co-worker. You may struggle with which category to put people in, i.e. a service provider who has become a friend. It really doesn’t matter, they will consider it a kindness that you provided for them to be made aware of your passing.
As with all of Final Roadmap, we offer some suggestions and guidance in a flexible manner so as your contacts and communication desires change you can readily adjust your Notifications.
When a family member or friend has died, it is important to notify various government agencies, banks, creditors and credit reporting agencies of the death. To reduce the risk of identity theft, these notifications should be made promptly after the death.
How Final Roadmap Will Help You Prepare
Create or upload a list of loved ones including secure contact information
Write your own obituary or leave suggestions with regard to its content for your loved ones
Direct your loved ones as to where you would like your death notice or obituary to appear
Upload a video, a letter or a group email to be sent in the event of your death
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