At Cremation Society of America, we see all-too-often clients who had failed to properly plan for the day that is inevitable for all of us: the day that we pass away. It’s never a pleasant subject and one that most of us would prefer to address at a later date. What happens if that “later … Continue reading Estate Planning – How to Get Organized
We are well into the Fall season and the time has come to consider your Holiday travel plans to visit family and friends. Have you also considered your plans in the event that a loved one passes away while out of town? “Direct Cremation”, sometimes called “Simple Cremation” or “Immediate Cremation” is when the cremation … Continue reading The Holiday Travel Season is Upon Us. Do You Have a Plan?
At Cremation Society of America, we’re often asked by the families we serve, how long will it be for their loved one’s ashes or “cremains” are returned to them after the Direct Cremation process is complete. It takes CSA 7-10 business days to perform the cremation from the time we receive all necessary approvals. Then in 1-2 days, the … Continue reading Hand Delivery of Your Loved One’s Ashes
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