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Estate Planning: When We Leave Pets Behind

Estate Planning: When We Leave Pets Behind
Since 1947, when the term 'nuclear family,' was first popularized, house-pets have been considered a crucial part of the basic social unit in America. There are over 70 million cats and over 70 million dogs occupying over 30% of American households. That is more than enough furry friends to stretch ...
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10 Do's & Don'ts of Condolence Etiquette

10 Do's & Don'ts of Condolence Etiquette
Mourning online can be a difficult line to walk; between the giving and receiving of condolences, there is no universally acceptable or unacceptable way to pay your respects. There are many unspoken rules of social media etiquette and when combined with a topic like death, it becomes nearly impossible to ...
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The Cremation Process

The Cremation Process
What is cremation? Cremation is a means of final body disposition that uses intense heat to break down the body to bone fragments which are often pulverized along with the other organic matter to an ash-like substance. The Cremation Process Cremation is performed by placing the deceased in a cremation container of your ...
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Everything You Want to Know About Immediate Burials

Everything You Want to Know About Immediate Burials
Immediate burial, also known as direct burial or simple burial, is the interment of a body in the days immediately following death. Immedited burial, similar to direct cremation, is one of the most cost effective burial options available and is offered by all funeral homes in the United States. What is Immediate Burial? Immediate burial ...
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Buddhist Funeral Traditions

Buddhist Funeral Traditions
Buddhist Funerals & Reincarnation There are no specific rituals or rites common to all Buddhists. Funeral traditions vary greatly between the different types (sects) and countries where the funeral takes place due to different teachings and beliefs of the religion. However, central to all Buddhism, is the belief in reincarnation ...
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Everything You Need to Know about Direct Cremation

Everything You Need to Know about Direct Cremation
Whether you are tight on funds, like the simplicity of cremation, or are environmentally conscious, you may choose a direct cremation. By law, every funeral home and cremation provider must offer a Direct Cremation package as a "minimal service." What is Direct Cremation? Direct Cremation is the cremation of a body ...
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Jehovah's Witness Funeral Traditions

Jehovah's Witness Funeral Traditions
Religious Background on Jehova's Witness Jehovah’s Witness is a distinct denomination of Christianity. The origins of the religion can be traced back to Charles Russell’s Bible Student movement in America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Jehovah’s Witness is characterized by a rigid set of beliefs that are ...
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Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation

Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation
Planning a funeral can be stressful, especially if the death was unexpected. Deaths that result from any variation of homicide may qualify you or your family for Crime Victim Assistance and Compensation. The loss of income, the cost of the funeral, and even the expenses for counseling may be covered ...
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Paying for a Funeral with Auto Insurance Coverage

Paying for a Funeral with Auto Insurance Coverage
When faced with a devastating loss, the pressure of locating funeral and burial funds can wreak havoc and stress on newly bereaved families. There are many steps you can take to alleviate some of the costs; from foregoing a wake in favor of a direct burial or cremation and hosting ...
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Funeral Homes 101: What You Need to Know At a Vulnerable Time

Funeral Homes 101: What You Need to Know At a Vulnerable Time
Dialogues on Living & Dying Well with guest, Rachel Zeldin Without knowledge of the options available to us, we are unable to make the best choice for ourselves and support our loved ones to make their own choices as well. -Kim Adams View the June 9th webinar series featuring I'm Sorry To ...
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