5 Things You Need to Know About Planning a Funeral

Life is full of things we don’t want to do, like paying taxes or going to the dentist. Some you can avoid, some you can’t. Planning a funeral is probably at the top of the list of things you don’t want to do. You can’t avoid dying, but you can avoid planning for it which […]

What Things Must I Do After the Funeral?

Sending Death Notices What organizations need to be notified when a loved one dies? Depending upon your particular circumstances, the following notifications should be made when someone dies. Copies of the Death Certificate may be needed for some of these. Employers — to make them aware of the death and determine if any death benefits […]

5 Questions: Preparing the Deceased for Burial or Cremation

1. Is embalming required? Depending on local regulations, funerals that take place soon after death may not require embalming. Embalming is a method of temporarily preserving the body to: Make it easier to transport the body over a long distance. Give survivors ample time to schedule and hold funeral services. Refrigeration can also preserve the […]