Meeting With the Funeral Home for Final Arrangement
The period after the death of a family member or loved one can be very traumatic and you might not be in a hurry to make funeral arrangements. However, even though the arrangements might be difficult for you to make in the immediate aftermath it has to be done because of the important part that it plays in the grieving process.
Meeting With the Funeral Home for Final Arrangement:
One of the decisions to be made after a death is to choose who will go to the funeral home. It would help if there is list of people available in the first twenty-four hours to make these final arrangements. But, whatever you do it should not be on your own. It will help significantly if two persons go to the funeral home. Of course, the funeral home also has staff available to guide persons in the decision making process and help to make everything go a lot easier.
Bear in mind that the executor will have the authority or a big say in making the decision if a will is in place, but they can accept contribution from surviving family members if they’re not a part of the immediate family. In situations where varied opinions are given the executor has to make the last/final decision. In the event that no will is available, these decisions will be made by the closest living relative. It is also a good idea to consider the deceased person’s feelings about funerals or whether or not they had final wishes.
Documents Needed for the Final Arrangements and to Complete the Legal Procedure:
In case you are not aware of this, a death is a legal matter and certain paperwork or documents are required. It will be helpful for you to gather the necessary documents and information beforehand to be better prepared to make the arrangements at the funeral home. The information below highlights the documents which are needed commonly to start the preliminary funeral arrangements and register a death:
- The deceased full legal name, date of birth, and place of birth (the birth certificate can be provided if available)
- Full home address
- Details for the funeral home and cemetery plot
- Social Security Number/ Social Insurance Number
- Picture of the deceased for the service folders, newspaper notices, or for restoration and cosmetology purposes before viewing
- Copy(s) of life insurance policy
- Copy of will (required only in some cases)
- Names of the deceased parents, including mother’s maiden name, as well as their birth places
- Brief description of the deceased person’s field of work and occupation
- Next of kin name(s) and address(s)
- Clothing, including undergarments, required for viewing
These are the basic things to do after the death of a family or loved one.