Most people find it very awkard to discuss money or financial matters with family and friends, much less a stranger, but the truth of the matter is, the discussion of payment will come up at the end of the arrangement conference. In fact, the discussion truly began the moment you were handed the funeral home price lists. Once the contract is signed, your Funeral Director will ask you how you intend to pay the contract amount. You have several options such as cash, cashiers check, money order, credit card, assignable insurance or a combination of these.
Personal checks, partial or delayed payments, or payment plans are not an option. These policies are in place because of receiving personal checks that have been returned for "non-sufficient funds", and payments not being received as promised. Once the cremation or burial has been performed the funeral home has very little recourse to collect the unpaid balance. We will not put ourselves in the unpopular position of "Debt Collector".
Our goal is to provide a cremation or burial service to families that they can afford. If the family can not afford our most basic services we will try our best to direct you to the appropriate agency to assist you.