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4 Misconceptions About Preplanning Funeral Services And The Truth

Some people avoid pre-planning for their funerals because they feel doing so is morbid. When discussing pre-planning with your family, it is important to plan ahead so that you can overcome objections. Here are some benefits of pre-planning a funeral to point out to your family. 

It Is Not Permanent

One objection to pre-planning is that it is a permanent decision that cannot be changed. This is not true. Even after the papers are signed, you and your family can make changes to the arrangements. 

For instance, if a family member decides later to be buried in a different cemetery, simply contact the funeral home and inform the director of the change in plans. You can also verify with the funeral home that changes are allowed if there is concern. 

The Price Will Change

Most funeral homes that offer pre-planning allow you to lock in the price that is offered in your contract. Regardless rising costs of funerals, you and your family will pay the amount agreed to. 

This can be a major selling point for pre-planning. The costs of funerals has risen throughout the years and can be in the thousands. The casket alone could be between $2,000 and $10,000. By setting your price now, you can ensure you get a quality service for a good rate. 

Family Will Not Respect Plans

Regardless of how your family feels about the arrangements that have been made, they cannot change them. When pre-planning your funeral, only you have the right to make decisions about your service. Once you are gone, the funeral director will follow your directions. 

If you have family members who are concerned with the way in which the services are conducted, this can be a major selling point. This is especially important if a family member thinks there will be arguments about the services after he or she is deceased. 

Family Will Still Have a Financial Obligation

Without pre-planning, the family is left to determine how to pay for all of the costs of the service. If there is no insurance to cover the services, everyone will have to chip in or make sacrifices to pay. 

With pre-planning, most or all of the services will be paid for before the person dies. That means family will be left with time to grieve properly without the stress of paying for the services. 

There are many more reasons why your family should consider pre-planning. Schedule a consultation with a funeral director to further discuss the benefits. To learn more, contact Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home


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