At Cremation Society of America, a question that we’re often asked by clients is “Do I Need a Will?” We’d like to help you and your family consider some of the aspects of a Will and the end-of-life decisions that you may need to contemplate. The Need for a Will A Will makes for a … Continue reading Do I Need a Will?
A loved one has passed away and you are the parent, guardian or family friend of a child who is grieving the loss of the same loved one, be it a sibling, parent, grandparent, or other person close to the child. You are faced with the daunting task of not only coming to terms with … Continue reading How to Help a Child Understand Cremation
At Cremation Society of America, one question that we’re often asked by clients is “Can I witness the Direct Cremation of my loved one in person?” Many may envision themselves accompanying their loved one’s casket as it moves through the cremation process at the crematory. The truth is that you cannot be present during a … Continue reading Can I be Present at a Direct Cremation?
We at Cremation Society of America are often asked what is a Direct Cremation and why Direct Cremations have become the preferred choice of an ever-increasing number of Americans. Direct Cremation is not just about cost savings. It’s well-established that Direct Cremation is much more affordable than burial – and the cost gap will only … Continue reading Direct Cremation Basics
“Next of Kin”: What Does It Really Mean? When you are faced with the loss of a loved one or if you are pre-planning cremation arrangements and/or a will, you will undoubtedly find the term “Next of Kin” used frequently. It sounds a bit “folksy” or old-fashioned but this is term that is still used … Continue reading How is Next of Kin Defined?
So long as you use a licensed and reputable crematory or Cremation Service, you can assume that the ashes or cremains placed in your urn are indeed your loved one. However, many of us have asked ourselves the question “Is he or she REALLY in there? How would I really know? Did the crematory make … Continue reading How Do we Know for Sure that the Cremains in the Urn are Actually Our Loved One?
With the Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start to Summer upon us, we at Cremation Society of America want to take a moment to salute all men and women who have given their lives to protect the United States of America. What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the … Continue reading We Honor Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day
Now that the Summer is just around the corner, many families focus their attention on the end of the school year and the inevitable summer travel plans. We at Cremation Society of America believe that your travel plans should include Travel Protection. What if a Loved One passes away while traveling to visit family or … Continue reading The Summer Travel Season is Around the Corner. Do You Have a Cremation Plan?
Your loved one’s Direct Cremation is now complete, and you have just received a rectangular cardboard box from us at Cremation Society of America. You notice that the cardboard box is a bit heavier than you imagined. A lifetime of emotions seems to wash over you simultaneously as you open the box to discover your … Continue reading What do I do with cremated remains?
What is a Death Certificate? Here at Cremation Society of America, one of the questions most often asked of us is how to order a Death Certificate and why is it required for Direct Cremation. A Death Certificate is an official document that serves as certified proof that someone has passed away. This document will … Continue reading Death Certificates Explained