Funeral Planning – A General Idea
People do not realize that in most states they are not required legally to use a funeral home for planning or conducting a funeral. As they know very little about this concept and have very little experience with the legal requirements involved in such an occasion, they may feel emotionally distraught when they have to plan a funeral for anyone at home. In such situations, professionals offering funeral home and services are a comfort to them. People generally choose a spot near their home, but in hurry and rush, they often land up paying more than intended. Choosing a service provider for funeral services can be tough and confusing; therefore hiring someone from beforehand is very useful. Here are a few things to check and think about before choosing a funeral management company.
Comparison – An Easy Way
Comparison-shopping is not difficult, especially when it is done before the funeral. When you plan from before, you think ahead and have all the plans implemented when the actual time arises. Through comparison shopping you would be able to compare the services of different organization at the same time and select the most suitable one for your needs. Through this feature, you can be specific about your needs and give your family a release from choosing the details when you pass away. Every state has several funeral service provider, find a few nearest to your home, and compare them for services and facilities.
The General Price List
The GPL or General Price List as the name suggests is a standardized price list of all the goods and services provided during a funeral arrangement. Usually in every state, when you go to a funeral home to check the services they offer you are handed a GPL. Only licensed companies’ offer a general price list, which when compared to other funeral home will be near about the same. If you find that the GPL does not list any service you require or the price of any casket, etc. then you can ask the funeral director for the right price. You have the legal right to ask for a registered price list on that product.
Considering the Total Cost Involved
When arranging a funeral it is always better to check the total cost involved in the process other than checking the individual price of things. Every funeral arrangement home should offer you a price list of all the different types of things required to organize different types of funeral. They should also have a list of packages they offer. In every state, there are laws where companies are allowed to offer package deals that offer great savings in terms of money. While considering a service provider for any kind of funeral planning, for you or any other family member, make sure you make the right choices. Doing it from before will ensure that you spare your family members from making hard choices when they are so emotionally vulnerable.
If you plan to choose one of California cemeteries for final resting place for you or loved one – be sure to visit Old Mission Cemetery. This historic landmark offers burial plots for every budget. For details visit official cemetery webpage.
Contact Person: Maureen Sullivan
Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
Address: 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057-6402
Tel/Fax: (760) 757-3651