There are so many cremation service options and providers to choose from that it can be very overwhelming.
At DFS Memorials, we only work with licensed, reputable local cremation providers, and we specifically select a provider who can offer affordability and quality service.
How much does a cremation cost in Fort Lauderdale?
Cremation costs can vary quite significantly, depending upon the type of cremation service you select and the service provider. The Cremation Association of North America quotes the average cost of cremation at $3,200, although it is easy to arrange a cremation for much less. Cremation prices in Fort Lauderdale can range between $995 and $2,200.
What is a direct cremation?
A direct cremation is the simplest (and most economical) cremation option. It is a cremation without any services or ceremony. The deceased is collected from the place of death, transferred to the funeral location, and prepared for cremation. All the necessary paperwork is completed, and the cremation is conducted. The cremated remains are returned directly to the family in a temporary cremation urn.
To learn more about Cremation – What happens from when the deceased is collected by the funeral service provider to the family receiving the cremated remains – visit our Complete Guide to Cremation.
Can I still have a service with a direct cremation in Fort Lauderdale?
Yes, of course! Many families choose to conduct memorial services once they have the cremated remains returned from the crematory. You can use the services of a life celebrant or your minister to deliver memorial services or (as more families are choosing) opt to arrange your own services. This obviously can save you a lot of money from the full cost of a funeral service in Fort Lauderdale.
If you are in need of a low-cost cremation in Fort Lauderdale or have any questions about arranging a cremation service in Fort Lauderdale, call now at (954) 932-3363. We are here 24/7 to provide assistance to your family.
What if the Deceased is at the Medical Examiners?
If the death was sudden, an accident, or unexplained, the deceased may be taken to the coroner’s Office to determine a cause of death. Once this has been determined, the coroner will release the body to the funeral home or crematory.
Only a licensed funeral director can collect the deceased from the ME. You will need to sign a Release Form, and the funeral director will make arrangements to transfer your loved one into their care. As the death certificate and cremation permit will also be released with the body, this can expedite the process for arranging a direct cremation.