What You Need to Know!

When a loved one passes, there are many decisions to be made at a very difficult time.

Here are answers to those difficult questions you may be asking about
when you're faced with the death of your loved one.


When a Death Occurs

Whether a death is sudden or expected, the loss of a loved one is indescribable. When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering. This section seeks to guide you through the immediate hours following a passing.

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Burial Option

Traditionally, a burial service involves a visitation and is followed by a funeral service.  While the casket is typically present at both these events, it is your decision whether to have the casket open. You then have a number of options for interment. 

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Cremation Option

Cremation is an increasingly popular option for many people, serving as an alternative to burial. Reasons for preferring cremation vary. Some religions request it, while other people consider it more environmentally conscious. Some may simply like the idea of cremation more. During cremation, the remains are lovingly placed in a special furnace and reduced to resemble coarse sand.

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Eulogies and Obituaries

Giving a meaningful, moving eulogy can be a nerve-wracking situation for even the most accomplished speaker, but it need not be. This guide will provide you with the information you need to strike the right balance of emotion and lightheartedness.

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Funeral Etiquette

Like everything in society, funeral etiquette has evolved over time.  While common sense is your best guide, here are a few dos and don'ts of funeral etiquette.

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Grief Care

Grief can be overwhelming when you lose a loved one. There are so many decisions to make while trying to manage the loss. It's important to ask for help. Here are some ideas and resources to help you manage your grief.

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Legal Advice

After a death, there are many legal details to work out. While it is not necessary to work with a lawyer, it is strongly recommended. Here are some areas you may have questions about before you decide whether you need a lawyer. 

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