|Funeral homes offer a variety of services, often influenced by tradition and religion, as well as cost.
Planning your life celebration or funeral often relieves your family of a burden at an emotional time, and it also gives you an opportunity to express your desires. Most funeral homes encourage people to plan their funerals, and will answer your questions about services, processes and costs.
Many offer Mortuary Trusts. A mortuary trust is a pre-paid funeral contract between a person and a funeral home. The buyer may or may not be the person who receives the funeral services at death.
The Maine Funeral Board has a standard form to be used for any Mortuary Trust (pre-paid funeral). Be sure that your agreement has the words “Maine Mortuary Trust Agreement” at the top, and read the whole contract.
There are some advantages of a Mortuary Trust:
There are some disadvantages as well:
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