What is pre-planning? Pre-planning means entering into a legal arrangement that makes your funeral plans official prior to your death so that we and your family can carry out your final wishes exactly as you specify, down to the smallest detail.
It really is that straightforward, but pre-planning can also show other family members the wisdom of planning ahead. After all, pre-planning not only lifts the burden of difficult decisions from your loved ones, it also allows you to manage some of tomorrow’s expenses at today’s costs.
To discuss pre-planning in detail, including costs and legal details, complete and submit our Pre-Planning Services Form. There are no obligations associated with completing this form. It’s merely to help us provide you with more detailed, more accurate information.
Faced with a deadline to qualify a loved one for Medicaid? Chapman, Cole & Gleason has expertise in establishing irrevocable funeral trusts. Our funeral directors understand that time is of the essence with a Medicaid Spend Down, because if you don't have your application in on time, it could mean paying a lot more health care bills than necessary. Learn More.
Exactly what services can be pre-planned? Full funeral and burial services. Cremation, if you prefer. Benefits counseling, from insurance and Social Security to Veterans benefits and estate planning. And even complete funeral arrangements and transportation to or from the Boston area, as needed. Just ask. Learn More.
When you have us pre-plan funeral services for you or a loved one, and pay in advance, the quoted cost of the services and items we provide directly will never go up – guaranteed. Not next year, not 10 years from now. What you pay now is the absolute price. The only costs that may change are external, such as newspaper notices, crematorium fees, flowers, and other costs we cannot control. Learn More.
Planning a funeral is never easy, but it’s even more of a challenge when you have just lost a beloved family member. That’s the primary reason many people use our Pre-Planning Service -- to lift many of the responsibilities involved from off the shoulders of those you love most. Want more detailed answers to Frequently-Asked Questions? Learn More.