Like most people, we have life insurance to cover expenses in the event of our deaths and leave something for the family as well. However, as we spend most of our time in Spain, we were quite shocked to discover that here, the funeral director expects payment up front within 24 – 48 hours, and it can take up to 4 weeks to obtain the death certificate that allows the release of funds from life insurance policies.
We have now taken out pre-paid funeral plans to save the surviving spouse or next of kin having to run around like a headless chicken at a very stressful time. It covers us for expenses here in Spain or when visiting the UK. Maybe it’s something every expat in Spain should consider.
Do you have a funeral plan? Ours is with Avalon, who have 25 years experience in the field. Golden Leaves offer similar, tailor-made plans to suit your circumstances. Maybe you should check it out for peace of mind.