Pre-planning really benefits survivors the most. When this is not pre-arranged, someone, who may not be aware of your wishes will have to make all the decisions. Unfortunately, these decisions are often clouded by grief and other emotions. In most cases, pre-arranging can help to ensure that your wishes are respected. You can discuss what you would like in the event of your death with other family members. Involving those most effected by your death can bring peace of mind and relief to the individuals who will have to carry out your wishes. Pre-arranging relieves family members of the psychological burden and guesswork in trying to make decisions, if they do not know your wishes. More importantly, knowing your wishes and carrying them out can bring great comfort to surviving family members and friends.