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California Funeral Services Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Is Preplanning Necessary?
- Is Preplanning Just for the Elderly?
- Should I Pay in Advance?
- Where Does the Money Go When I Prepay?
- Can I Make Changes to My Funeral Arrangements?
Why Is Preplanning Necessary?
Planning a funeral is stressful. Families are usually grieving. During this time, they are suddenly forced into making difficult decisions about the funeral and burial of their loved ones. With preplanning, you can work with a funeral professional to take the burden off your loved ones. By planning in advance, you can make informed choices and lock in prices. You can communicate your wishes with your family members and ease your mind. When meeting with a funeral preparation advisor, you will make important decisions about:
- Cremation or burial
- Visitation, funeral or memorial services
- Casket or a cremation urn
- Headstones and burial plots
- Any personal touches at your service
Is Preplanning Just for the Elderly?
Most people believe that funeral planning is just for older or terminally ill people. Yet, younger families can take advantage of planning their funeral in advance as well. In addition to locking down current rates, preplanning a funeral is a major life decision and should be part of protecting your loved ones. We buy life insurance, health insurance and even draft wills when we are younger. Planning ahead for your own funeral is a key component in preparing for the future.
Should I Pay in Advance?
You can work with an advisor at Callaghan Mortuary & Livermore Crematory to help prepay your funeral or prefund it. When we meet with you to discuss your funeral preparations, we will advise you of the total cost. You do not have to prepay or finance your plan at that time. However, doing so will ensure that your loved ones do not pay higher prices in the future. By locking in today’s funeral costs, you can help ease financial burdens and the future worry of an unexpected expense.
Where Does the Money Go When I Prepay?
When you prepay for your funeral, your money goes into a trust. This means that it is not used until the time of your death. There are two types of trusts: revocable and irrevocable trusts. At Callaghan Mortuary & Livermore Crematory, our advisors will review all of your options for prepaying or funding your funeral.
Can I Make Changes to My Funeral Arrangements?
Yes, you can make changes to your funeral arrangements at any time. At Callaghan Mortuary & Livermore Crematory, we know that your needs and wishes may change as you get older. That is why we offer our personalized California funeral services at any time. Making changes does not have to be difficult. With our help, you can make sure your funeral arrangements are right for you at every stage of life.
When you make funeral arrangements in advance, the result is a well-thought-out and planned event that is in line with your wishes and needs. Making advanced arrangements can save you money and give you peace of mind. When you make advance arrangements, it is important to remember to let your loved ones know. Communicate your needs and your wishes with them. Let them know where they can find the necessary paperwork and contracts. This will ease their burdens during the grieving process.
It is difficult to think about planning your own funeral. During this time, it is natural to have questions about where to start. The funeral planning process can feel overwhelming and hard. That is why we are here to help. At Callaghan Mortuary & Livermore Crematory, our professionals offer experienced and compassionate guidance every step of the way. We can make the process of funeral planning easier and less scary.