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Remembrance and Service Instructions: Part of a Complete Estate Plan

Wed Jun 12th, by General |

Estate planning goes beyond distributing assets; it encompasses ensuring your legacy lives on and your final wishes are honored. One often overlooked aspect of estate planning is remembrance and service planning. In this article, we’ll explore what remembrance and service planning entail, why they are important, and how they can enhance your comprehensive estate plan, especially in Nevada.

What is Remembrance and Service Planning?

Remembrance and service planning involve making arrangements for how you want to be remembered and commemorated after your passing. This includes planning funeral or memorial services, selecting burial or cremation options, specifying any religious or cultural customs to be observed, and expressing preferences for tributes or memorials.

Why is Remembrance and Service Planning Important?

1. Honoring Your Wishes

Remembrance and service planning allow you to express your preferences for how you want to be remembered and celebrated. By documenting your wishes in advance, you ensure that your final farewell reflects your values, beliefs, and desires, providing comfort to your loved ones during a difficult time.

2. Alleviating Family Burden

Making decisions about funeral arrangements and memorial services can be emotionally taxing for grieving family members. By planning ahead and clearly outlining your preferences, you alleviate the burden on your loved ones and spare them from having to make difficult decisions during a time of grief and loss.

3. Preserving Family Harmony

Disagreements over funeral arrangements and remembrance decisions can strain relationships and lead to conflict among family members. By proactively addressing these matters and documenting your wishes, you reduce the likelihood of disputes and promote family harmony during a challenging period.

4. Ensuring Cultural and Religious Observances

If you have specific cultural or religious traditions that you wish to be observed after your passing, remembrance and service planning allow you to ensure these customs are honored. This is particularly important for individuals who want their final farewell to align with their cultural or religious beliefs.

5. Creating a Lasting Legacy

Your funeral or memorial service provides an opportunity for loved ones to come together, share memories, and celebrate your life. By planning a meaningful and personalized tribute, you create a lasting legacy that honors your life, values, and achievements, leaving a positive impact on those you leave behind.

How to Incorporate Remembrance and Service Planning into Your Estate Plan

At Boley and AlDabbagh, we always include remembrance and service planning as part of your comprehensive estate plan, by taking the following steps:

  1. Document Your Wishes: We will draft a clear outline of your preferences for funeral arrangements, memorial services, and any specific requests you have regarding remembrance and tributes.

  2. Communicate with Loved Ones: We encourage and can facilitate your discussion of these sensitive topics with family members and loved ones to ensure they are aware of your preferences and can support your decisions.

  3. Consult with Professionals: we can put you in touch with professionals who can help you navigate the complexities of remembrance and service planning, and we will ensure your wishes are legally binding.

  4. Update Your Estate Plan: We offer packages for regularly reviewing and updating your estate plan to reflect any changes or updates to your remembrance and service preferences.


Remembrance and service planning are essential components of a comprehensive estate plan, allowing you to express your final wishes and ensure your legacy is honored. By proactively addressing these matters, you alleviate the burden on your loved ones, preserve family harmony, and create a meaningful tribute that reflects your life and values. For personalized guidance and assistance with remembrance and service planning in Nevada, consult our experienced team of estate planning attorneys. We are dedicated to helping you create a comprehensive estate plan that honors your wishes and provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones.