10 Things to Look Out For with Funeral Homes | Wills Trusts Estates Prof Blog | 1/25/12

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Funerals can cost a family $1000s and can be one of the most expensive purchases consumers will ever make. The site Bankrate.com has compiled a list of “10 things funeral directors don’t want you to know.” Below is a sampling from the list:

#3. If you’re going to bury the person within 24 to 48 hours, embalming is rarely required.

#4. If people knew what embalming entailed, more people would probably choose not to do it. You will not have unresolved grief issues from seeing a loved one without the benefit of embalming.

#6. A funeral director may not charge more for or refuse to handle a casket that you bought elsewhere.

#9. You can plan services for your loved one on your own and you don’t have to depend on a funeral home for services.

#10. Funeral and memorial societies such as the Funeral Consumers Alliance, can help you find discounted services and ethical funeral homes.

For full article by the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog see: 10 Things to Look Out For with Funeral Homes. See also, 10 Facts Funeral Directors Don’t Want You to Know, ElderLawAnswers, 2012.

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One Response to 10 Things to Look Out For with Funeral Homes | Wills Trusts Estates Prof Blog | 1/25/12

  1. Pingback: Please Bury Me At Home « Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser

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