Whether you have days, weeks, or perhaps months to prepare, there are practical steps you can take when there is a funeral to arrange. It’s an overwhelming time, even when you know it’s coming, and it can be tempting to hand everything over to a funeral home. First, pause for a moment.
One of the most common questions is “who is responsible for what?”
Families have different capacities for leaning into funeral arrangement details; some will do a little, others a lot. The right funeral home will let you take on the tasks you want, and handle the rest on your behalf.
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