Planning Ahead is a Good Idea
Most of us plan ahead for life’s big events. We plan for a family vacation, a child’s education or our retirement. While what we plan for may vary, we plan ahead because we want to be prepared.
Planning ahead for funeral arrangements is always a good idea; death is going to happen and it can be costly. Many preplan funeral arrangements for the peace of mind it offers; difficult decisions will not need to be made at a very stressful time. Some do so because it provides the time needed to make practical and meaningful decisions; all involved are able to make informed choices. Others value sharing their final wishes with loved ones.
Funeral plans can be simple or elaborate. Many address the details, such as choosing a casket, a location, and selecting the readings and music for the remembrance service. Some only specify preferences, maybe a particular type of service or a burial place. Others may note a preference for cremation and a certain urn.
Whether or not to set aside money to pre-pay is also an important consideration. Many pre-plan and pre-pay when organizing finances and assets. Some want to ensure that necessary funds will be available when needed. Others want to guarantee prices.
Coordinated by Suzanne Seitz Behan, A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors offers complete assistance and comprehensive pre-planning services. As a licensed funeral director and certified funeral planner, Suzanne can assist you with selecting the desired services and merchandise within your budget. If you choose to pre-pay, she can help you in selecting the best plan for your circumstances.
For those choosing pre-payment, know that all pre-paid plans through A.J. Desmond & Sons are cost guaranteed. All pre-paid funds are invested prudently and securely, controlled by state law and audited regularly.
For those who travel often, we also offer an affordable and comprehensive travel insurance program. If death occurs while 100 miles or more from home, this program covers complete transportation costs. It guarantees complete cost of transportation from anywhere in the world. This is especially beneficial to anyone who travels, has extended stays at another residence, or receives medical care away from home. If you want to learn more, ask Suzanne.
PLEASE NOTE: To qualify the recipient for Medicaid assistance, some contracts may be certified "irrevocable" by the Michigan Family Independence Agency. Irrevocable contracts cannot be LEGALLY cancelled for any reason, although it is normally possible to transfer performance of the contract to another funeral home. Notify us of any changes, and we will either make the appropriate arrangements or give you a refund within 30 days.