What if You Must Change Your Pre-need Funeral Contract?

If you have entered into a preneed funeral or burial contract, you need to carefully review the applicable terms.

  • Is it flexible?
  • Can you change the products and services?
  • What happens if you move and want the funeral held in another city?
  • Can it be transferred to another funeral director?
  • What if the merchandise you have selected is no longer available at the time of the funeral?
  • To what extent is the price guaranteed?
  • Can the contract be cancelled?

Whether you have prepaid or not, the terms of your contract will govern whether you can make changes.  Prefunding with a funeral trust or funeral insurance generally offers greater flexibility to make changes than if you make payments directly to your provider.

See related topics:

Funerals — Advantages of Planning Ahead
Funding Pre-arranged Funerals
Pre-paying Considerations
Green Pre-Planning
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