There are many decisions to be made when arranging a funeral. Making these decisions today allows you to make logical, thoughtful arrangements your family will appreciate. The most important reasons for making funeral arrangements for yourself is to spare your family the pain of making decisions and to prepay the bulk of the expenses so they will not have these burdens while grieving.
Now, more than ever, it is important to plan ahead. Knowing where to start can help make planning easier. Although we cannot answer all of your questions, Crawford-A.Crim can guide you because dealing with government agencies and insurance benefits can be frustrating and complicated. It is important for you to insure that your family knows what you are entitled to from both private insurance plans and governmental benefits. Each year many people suffer financially because they do not know that they can claim government and insurance benefits; a lot of families do not even have necessary information needed to claim these benefits. Crawford-A.Crim wants to ensure that you are protecting your loved ones.
Making funeral arrangements today not only addresses the financial aspect, it allows time for you to tend to every detail. Oftentimes you have special wishes as to the casket, what you want to be buried in, where you would like to be buried, who is to receive your personal effects and how you are to be memorialized. Your family and others who care for you will be assured the arrangements reflect your true wishes, rather than questioning their decisions about what you might have wanted.
Texas law requires sellers of prepaid funeral contracts to hold a permit issued by the Texas Department of Banking. For additional information regarding prepaid funeral contracts, go to the website located at: www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov.