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Navigating life’s trickier moments with Gathered Here

Citro’s new partner Gathered Here makes all things end-of-life less gloomy by offering simple digital tools and services that make advanced planning, funerals, Wills and probate easy for you and your family.

By Citro

A new year can be a time of fresh starts and beginnings. Hey, it’s also a good time to plan for the end.

Citro believes there can be joy in planning your final days, knowing that preparation is one final act of guidance and support for your family and other loved ones.

End-of-life planning isn’t just about Wills, probate or funerals — it’s also a reflection of your values, your goals for healthy ageing, and the hopes and dreams you have for those you love.

Death can be complicated

Anyone who has experienced the death of someone close to them — and then had to organise a funeral, sort out an estate, Will or probate can tell you that death is stressful, tricky and complicated for those left behind. 

Funeral arrangements can not only be expensive but the details you need to think about — from the type of service to your final resting place (Religious or secular? Burial or cremation?) — are dizzying. 

You might also want to think about the simple option of a direct cremation.

Planning for a health crisis or the end of life doesn’t have to be dreary

Help your loved ones avoid the challenges and complexities after a death by advanced planning.

Making a Will is the best way to make sure your money, property, possessions and investments (known as your estate) go to the people and causes you care about.

Gathered Here and Citro offer a free online Will-making service to prevent the perils of dying intestate. Read how to make a free (and legally binding) online Will as well as these 7 top legal tips to make your Will.

Advanced planning - particularly making a care directive in the event that your health is compromised - is also vital.

Some people may also want to consider planning for organ donation, or even donating their remains to science for research.

More importantly, planning for your health requirements and guardianship if you are incapacitated in any way is vital. 

And what do you do with your dearly departed’s credit cards, bank accounts, utilities, telco accounts and internet passwords as you navigate this awful time?  Make sure they have made a digital estate plan with their passwords and payment details for utility accounts, credit cards and social media.

Plan a goodbye party: Save your loved ones the burden - or family fights - by organising it in advance. Some people actually enjoy making their own goodbye plans and choosing their own special way to be remembered at a final farewell.  

  

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All Citro members can create a legally binding online Will using our free Gathered Here online Will service.

You can also organise a funeral easily, and get free quotes to deal with probate. See terms and conditions

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