Selecting Affordable Cremation Services in Pembroke Pines, FL

The cremation trend is changing the way we think about arranging a funeral today.  More families are deciding that they do not wish to spend unnecessarily on funeral costs, and cremation does offer a much more affordable alternative.

A direct cremation service can be conducted for as little as $995 complete (including one copy of the death certificate) in Pembroke Pines.

How funeral care is changing and the economic reasons for choosing cremation

Deciding whether to bury or cremate is a personal choice.  For some families, the decision is dictated by the budget they have for a funeral, and a cremation service will cost less than a traditional burial funeral.  On average, a cremation service will save you at least 40% on the cost of a burial. Sometimes, you can save as much as 60% on the cost of a burial service.

More families are choosing cremation as it does offer greater flexibility. The funeral service does not have to go ahead immediately.  Instead, a cremation can be performed, and the immediate disposition of the body dealt with, and then a service held at a later date convenient to the family.

The economy has definitely impacted how we approach death care today.  Many families simply cannot, or do not, want to spend unnecessarily on funeral costs.  A cremation provides a simple, efficient, and economical means to conduct a disposition.

How much does a funeral cost in Pembroke Pines?

This is not a simple question to answer as funeral costs can range significantly depending on the type of services and products selected and the funeral services provider used.  The average cost of a funeral in Pembroke Pines is $5,792*.

How much does a cremation cost in Pembroke Pines?

Firstly, a cremation WILL save you on funeral costs.  There is no requirement for a casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault, which alone saves thousands of dollars.  Generally, embalming is not required when a cremation is performed, so all-in-all, you can save on many funeral expenses, meaning that a cremation will cost at least half, if not less, than the full cost of a burial funeral.

It is important to state that cremation prices in Pembroke Pines vary considerably between funeral homes and depending on the cremation service you opt for.  Not all funeral homes have their own crematory but will use the services of a local crematory.

The average cost of a cremation memorial is $2,645*.  However, it is possible to find much lower-priced cremation services in Pembroke Pines.

Cremation questionsHow much is a direct cremation in Pembroke Pines, FL?

A basic cremation can be conducted in Pembroke Pines for as little as $995.  This is what is known as a direct cremation.”

No services are performed, the deceased is collected, transported to the funeral facility, prepared for cremation, and the cremation is conducted.  The cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary plastic urn.  If desired, the family can arrange a brief final goodbye viewing at the funeral home.

Call DFS Memorials now at (954) 932-3363  to arrange a low-cost cremation for $995

What type of cremation services are available?

You can select from a range of cremation services and packages.  These will start with a basic cremation without any additional services, which is the cheapest type of cremation package.  You can have a full-service funeral that is followed by the cremation, a cremation followed by a memorial service, or just a viewing followed by a cremation.  Cremation does offer versatility in what options you have and when and where any services can be held.

Visit our Complete Guide to Cremation to learn more about cremation services, cremation costs, and the regulations and laws that govern arranging a cremation disposition.

How to compare cremation costs in Pembroke Pines, FL

As mentioned, the cost of a cremation can vary enormously – for the exact same service – but from different cremation service providers.   Ensure that you compare like-for-like services.  Some cremation service providers include crematory fees and cremation container costs in a direct cremation package, and others do not always include these fees.  Death certificate fees and cremation permits are often additional ‘cash advance’ items.

How do I know that the cremated remains I get back are my loved ones remains?

This is probably the most common cremation question we are asked.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made along the way.

The cremation retort has to be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time.  The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements, etc) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

Understanding the legal requirements for cremation in Pembroke Pines

As mentioned above, there are laws in place regarding the cremation of human remains.  A cremation cannot be performed until the medical examiner’s office issues a cremation permit.  The legal next of kin must sign a Cremation Authorization Form.  A mandatory wait period is 48 hours after death in Florida before the cremation can proceed.

It is unnecessary to embalm a body for cremation, and refrigerated storage is used to preserve the body until it is performed.  The funeral home will generally store the body for up to 5 days in refrigerated storage at no extra charge.  If the cremation does not go ahead within 5 days, an additional fee for storage may be incurred.

What can we do with the cremated remains?

Cremation offers greater flexibility in what you can do with the cremated remains once you have returned.  You can, of course, inter them in a grave plot or niche.  However, you can choose to store them in an urn at home or scatter the cremated remains.  There are also options, such as having cremation artifacts made from cremated remains.

Preplanning an affordable cremation service

You can lock in a low-cost cremation price if you wish to preplan a simple cremation.  This may depend upon your age at the time of setting up a prepaid cremation plan.  A cremation plan can be set up using an insurance policy where the funds are put into a trust.  You can also opt to preplan your cremation service without prepaying.

This ensures that your surviving family can proceed with arrangements at the time of need without having to worry about completing the paperwork or making difficult decisions.  The money to pay for the cremation can be put aside in a POD account (Payable on Death), which your beneficiary can draw out upon death immediately without probate.

The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?

It is sadly a reality that more folks are passing without leaving the means to pay for their funeral.  If you are faced with this situation, you need to explore what help may be available to you.  Social Security pays out a $255 lump sum death benefit (if you qualify), and your funeral director can assist you with this.

The support for indigent burials differs so much by state and county. Some counties do offer some financial assistance to low-income families, whereas in other counties, only county indigent dispositions are conducted.  To find out what may be available, you should contact Broward County Human Services Department at:

115 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  Phone:  954-357-6385

The deceased is at the Medical Examiner’s Office.  What do I do?

If the deceased was the victim of a crime, or there were unusual circumstances surrounding the death, the deceased’s body may be taken into the care of the coroner for an examination to determine the cause of death.  You will need to employ the services of a funeral director as soon as possible to coordinate the release of your loved one from the ME’s office.

A deceased person can only be released into the care of a licensed funeral director.  Many funeral homes are familiar with the process of liaising with the ME to have the body released as quickly as possible.  You may also find that a simple, direct cremation can be arranged at a very low cost when the deceased is in the Coroner’s morgue as all the paperwork can be expedited quickly, and the process of transferring the deceased to the funeral facility is simplified.

Address of county coroner’s office: 5301 SW 31st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

We hope this short guide has helped answer some of your immediate questions and provided some help in understanding how you can arrange an affordable funeral or cremation service in Pembroke Pines, FL.  If you need to research more information on funeral planning, please visit the Resource section on US Funerals Online.

*Funeral prices obtained from funeral price comparison survey 2022

How to arrange a direct cremation service in Boynton Beach, FL for $995

Are you worried about funeral costs?  You are not alone. Many families today find themselves unprepared for the expense of death care after the loss of a loved one.

Although there is very limited help from the state to support families, a simple direct cremation can ensure you can take care of your loved one with dignity and affordability.

Indeed, in Boynton Beach, it is possible to arrange a direct cremation for as little as $995.  This helps you take care of the immediate need for the cremation of your loved one, and then you can, if you wish, arrange a memorial service at a later date.  This makes direct cremation not only affordable but flexible and with the option for personal family control of memorialization.

This short guide to cremation in Boynton Beach will help you understand funeral costs and the differences in price for cremation services.  If you need immediate assistance with a direct cremation, call now at (561) 486-2466.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Boynton Beach?

These days we are discerning consumers, mindful of costs, and people now feel the same way about purchasing funeral services.  Why should we not ask how much it costs?

The average cost of a traditional funeral in Boynton Beach is $7,297*, although the lowest price is $4,390.

So how do cremation costs compare in Boynton Beach?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can, therefore, significantly reduce funeral costs.

No casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault is required, immediately reducing some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.

The average price for a cremation funeral service in Boynton Beach is $5,878*.

Direct cremation services in Boynton Beach, FL

Direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation’.  The funeral home provides only the cremation service.  No ceremony or funeral services are provided by the funeral home.  The deceased is collected and cremated, and the remains are returned to the family in a basic urn.

Direct cremation offers families lower-cost funeral services and more control over the time and type of memorial ceremonial services they desire.  A memorial service can be held in a place of worship, a community venue, or even outdoors.  The service can be conducted with or without the cremation urn present and can even take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony or interment in a cremation niche or scattering garden.

A basic direct cremation is available in Boynton Beach for $995, although the average price for a direct cremation is $1,685.   To help families arrange affordable cremation services in Florida, we have selected only licensed cremation service providers who can offer a basic cremation package for under $1,000.Direct Cremation costs in Boynton Beach

Call now at (561) 486-2466 now to arrange a low-cost cremation.

Are there any additional fees to the $995 cremation package?

In order for a cremation to be conducted, a ‘disposition permit’ must be issued by the county.  At present, there is no charge for this.  One death certificate is included in the direct cremation service package, and additional copies can be purchased for $20.00 each.

If the deceased weighed over 200 pounds, had a pacemaker, or requires a residential collection, there may be additional charges.

How do I know that I am getting the remains of my loved one back?

This is one of the most frequent questions families ask about cremation.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made all along the way.  The cremation retort must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time.  The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

Read our Complete Guide to Cremation to learn more. It explains every step, from the deceased being collected by the funeral home or crematory to the family receiving the cremated remains.

What if I am not sure about cremation or the family cannot agree about cremation?

Cremation is such a final disposition. You do need to ensure that you are completely sure that this IS the ‘right’ disposition choice for you.  Certain laws are in place to ensure this final disposition can only proceed if the legal next of kin has authorized it.

A Cremation Authorization Form must be signed by the legal next of kin, and in the case of children, many funeral directors will require all children to sign.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation.

Affordable Cremation Plan Boynton BeachWhat can you do with the cremated remains?

The options of what you can do with the cremated remains of your loved one are one of the reasons cremation is becoming more popular.  You can, of course, just choose to inter the remains in a cemetery plot.

You can inter the remains in a niche or columbarium, or you can keep the ashes at home.  Keepsake urns even enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or choose to scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

Ash scattering is also more common these days, and there are many options for how you can create a befitting ash scattering ceremony.

You can preplan a simple direct cremation service.  This is generally funded through an insurance product that will cover this cost when the need arises.  All monies are secured in a trust fund.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

It generally takes a few days to make the necessary arrangements, complete all the legal paperwork and schedule the cremation.  However, expedited services can be arranged if required.  In Florida, there is a mandatory 24-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation?

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.   What is available constantly changes due to budget constraints and varies by county.  Some counties do have a provision to assist needy or low-income families.  Contact Palm Beach county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally.

Palm Beach County DFCS, 810 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

There is also a $255 lump-sum social security death benefit payment if the deceased qualifies, and your funeral director can help you claim this.  So you may find that a low-cost cremation with DFS Memorials is a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.

What is the service area around Boynton Beach?

The $995 direct cremation package is available throughout the Greater Boynton Beach area and surrounding counties.

*Funeral prices obtained from online funeral price survey website 2022

Affordable cremation services in Deerfield Beach, FL – $995

Do you need an affordable direct cremation service? Funerals need not be as expensive as many of us have been led to believe.

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) surveyed the average cost of a funeral at $7,848 in 2022, and this is without any cemetery fees included.

Adding in a cemetery plot fee brings the average cost to around $10,000.

For many families today, spending close to $10,000 on funeral expenses is not always affordable.

Therefore, if you need to arrange a more affordable cremation service in Deerfield Beach, this guide should help you understand how to save on your funeral expenses.

How much can I expect to pay for a funeral service in Deerfield Beach?

The cost of a funeral can vary quite significantly.  This will depend upon the type of funeral service you opt for and the funeral service provider you select.  If you do any research with local funeral homes, you will discover that the price for a funeral package will vary from different providers, even for the exact same services!

The average cost of a traditional funeral in Deerfield is $7,297* 

How much does a cremation cost in Deerfield Beach?

Cremation service prices in Deerfield range from $995 to $5,878*, again depending on the type of cremation service chosen.  A full-service cremation costs more than a simple direct cremation.  DFS Memorials offer a simple, direct cremation package price of $995.

Funeral Planning Deerfield Beach FLHow do I select a funeral services provider?

If you have no prior experience with a funeral services provider, this can seem an overwhelming task. Consult with friends and associates and seek recommendations.

Funeral and cremation prices can vary significantly for the exact same service but from different funeral homes.

If you are using the Internet to research funeral services and prices in Deerfield Beach, be sure to check the ownership of who you are dealing with.  Some funeral companies have set up online budget cremation businesses, and some corporate groups also trade as low-cost cremation companies.

How can I save money when arranging a funeral or cremation?

Saving on funeral costsThese days many of us are concerned about having the necessary funds to conduct funeral services for a loved one if no provision was made.

Let’s face it…not many folks can just produce thousands of dollars at the drop of a hat!

There are ways that you can ensure you keep your funeral expenses to a minimum.

Generally, a cremation will work out less expensive than a burial, namely as no immediate cemetery fees are required for cremation.  However, a dignified burial can be achieved at a very affordable cost.

Opting for cremation means that there is no need for a casket, burial vault, or cemetery plot.  And eliminating these costs alone can save you several thousand dollars.

Comparing cremation prices in Deerfield Beach

We conducted a pricing survey for basic direct cremation services from a select number of affordable cremation service providers in the area to enable us to find the best value direct cremation service provider for DFS Memorials.

The cost of a direct cremation in Deerfield Beach ranges from $995 to $2,340.  The Neptune Society charges $1,982 for a direct cremation package.

What is ‘direct cremation’?

A direct cremation is where the deceased is cremated, but no services or ceremony is held.  The funeral director offers minimal services to collect the deceased, prepare the body for cremation, and process all the required paperwork.  The deceased is cremated in a simple cremation container, and the remains are made available for the family to collect or have delivered to them.  No funeral home visit is required for a direct cremation service.  In many cases, the funeral director will visit you at home to sign the paperwork and consult with you about arrangements.

Direct cremation is becoming very popular as a way in which the funeral home can assist in the immediate disposition of the deceased for an affordable fee but leaves the family with the opportunity to conduct their own memorial ceremony once they have the cremated remains back.

Read our Complete Guide to Cremation Services to learn more about cremation services, costs, and laws governing a cremation disposition.

How do I know I am getting the remains of my loved one back?

This is one question that a lot of families ask.  There are strict laws governing how human cremation is conducted.

Operatives are trained in the processes, and only one body can be cremated in a retort at any one time.

The retort chamber is then fully cleared before another cremation proceeds.  A body is tagged the minute it is logged into the funeral home or crematory, and ID checks are done at each step of the process.

What can I do with the cremated remains?

You can inter cremated remains into a grave plot or niche at a cemetery, keep a cremation urn at home, or scatter the remains in a place of your choosing.  Today there are many options for how we can memorialize a lost loved one, and there is now a range of cremation artifacts that can be created to help us immortalize the memory of a loved one, from bird baths made with concrete infused with cremation ashes to memorial diamonds!  Other folks are choosing to scatter ashes in a memorable place for a loved one’s last resting place.

Read this section on Ash Scattering for more ideas.

What if the deceased is at the Medical Examiner?

If the deceased is at the Medical Examiner’s office, you need to appoint a funeral director to arrange the release of the body into their care.  Only a licensed funeral director can collect a body from the county morgue.

What if the deceased had no life insurance?

More often these days, family members are passing, and we find out that they had no life insurance or funeral plan.  This can mean surviving families are burdened with a funeral bill that they cannot afford to pay.

There is very little financial support to assist families in this situation, and it varies significantly by state and county.  We would suggest you contact Broward County Assistance Program at:

115 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Phone: 954-357-6385

There is also a $255 lump-sum social security death benefit payment for those that qualify.  Your funeral director will assist you in claiming this.

Cremation prices in Deerfield Beach FLWe hope this short guide has answered some of your questions about how to save on funeral costs and will help you arrange a simple cremation at an affordable price.

  If you have any further questions about arranging a cremation in Deerfield Beach…

Please call your DFS Memorials provider at (954) 281-7747.

Further Reading on Cremations Costs & Services:

The Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2022

Arrange a simple, direct cremation in Pompano Beach, FL

Are you looking for a simple and affordable cremation option in Pompano Beach?  Did you know you can arrange a direct cremation for $995 complete?

This is a simple and inexpensive way to conduct a funeral if you have limited resources or simply prefer a direct cremation at a value cost.

Why spend more?

How funeral care is changing and the economic reasons for choosing cremation

Deciding whether to bury or cremate is a personal choice.  For some families, the decision is dictated by the budget they have for a funeral, and a cremation service will cost less than a traditional burial funeral.

On average, a cremation service is going to save you at least 40% on the cost of a burial. Sometimes you can save as much as 60% on the cost of a burial service.  More families are choosing cremation as it does offer greater flexibility. The funeral service does not have to go ahead immediately.  Instead, an affordable cremation can be performed, and the immediate disposition of the body dealt with, and then a service held at a later date convenient to the family.

The economy has definitely impacted how we are arranging funerals today.  Many families simply cannot, or do not, want to spend unnecessarily on funeral costs.  A cremation provides a simple, efficient, and economical means to conduct a disposition.

Visit our Complete Guide to Cremation to learn all about cremation, the process, the costs, service options, and laws governing a cremation disposition.

This article also provides a breakdown of Cremation Costs in Florida.

How much does a funeral cost in Pompano Beach?

This is not a simple question to answer as funeral costs can range significantly depending on the type of services and products selected and the funeral services provider used.  The average cost of a funeral in Pompano Beach is $5,862*.

Funeral Planning pompano beachHow much does a cremation cost in Pompano Beach?

Firstly, a cremation WILL save you on funeral costs.  There is no requirement for a casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault. Eliminating these costs alone saves thousands of dollars.

Generally, embalming is not required when a cremation is performed, so all-in-all, you can save on many funeral expenses, meaning that a cremation will cost at least half, if not less, than the full cost of a burial funeral.

It is important to state that cremation prices in Pompano Beach, DO vary quite considerably between funeral homes, depending on what type of cremation service you opt for.  Not all funeral homes have their own crematory but will use the services of a local crematory.

The average cost of a cremation memorial is $3,677*. However, it is possible to find much lower-priced cremation services in Pompano Beach.

How much is a direct cremation in Pompano Beach?

A basic cremation can be conducted in Pompano Beach for as little as $995 complete.  This is what is known as a “direct cremation”.  No services are performed. The deceased is collected, transported to the funeral facility, prepared for cremation, and the cremation is conducted.  The cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary plastic urn.

Call DFS Memorials now at (954) 932-3363 to arrange a low-cost cremation for $995 

What type of cremation services are available?

You can select from a range of cremation services and packages.  These will start with a basic direct cremation without any additional services, which is the cheapest type of cremation package.  You can have a full-service funeral that is followed by the cremation, a cremation followed by a memorial service, or just a viewing followed by a cremation.

Cremation does offer versatility in what options you have and when and where any services can be held.

How to compare cremation costs in Pompano Beach, FL

As mentioned, the cost of a cremation can vary enormously – for the exact same service – but from different cremation service providers.   Ensure that you compare like-for-like cremation services.

Some cremation service providers include crematory fees and cremation container costs in a direct cremation package, and others do not always include these fees.  Death certificate fees and cremation permits are often additional ‘cash advance’ items.

How do I know that the cremated remains I get back are my loved ones remains?

This is probably the most common cremation question we are asked.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made along the way.

The cremation retort has to be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time.  The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements, etc.) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

Understanding the legal requirements for cremation in Pompano Beach

There are laws in place regarding the cremation of human remains.  A cremation cannot be performed until the medical examiner’s office issues a cremation permit.  The legal next of kin must sign a Cremation Authorization Form.  There is a mandatory wait period of 24 after death in Florida before the cremation can proceed.

It is unnecessary to embalm a body for cremation, and refrigerated storage is used to preserve the body until the cremation is performed.  The funeral home will generally store the body for up to 5 days in refrigerated storage at no extra charge.  If the cremation does not go ahead within 5 days, an additional fee for storage may be incurred.

What can we do with the cremated remains?

Cremation offers some greater flexibility in what you can do with the cremated remains once you have them returned.  You can, of course, inter them in a grave plot or niche.  However, you can choose to store them in an urn at home or scatter the cremated remains.  There are also options such as having cremation artifacts made from cremated remains, such as cremation diamonds, glass jewelry, bird baths, and paintings.

Preplanning an affordable cremation service

If you wish to preplan a simple cremation, you can lock in a low-cost cremation price.  This may depend upon your age at the time of setting up a prepaid cremation plan.  A cremation plan can be set up using an insurance policy where the funds are put into a trust.

You can also opt to preplan your cremation service without prepaying.  This ensures that your surviving family can proceed with arrangements at the time of need without having to worry about completing the paperwork or making difficult decisions.

The money to pay for the cremation can be put aside in a POD account (Payable on Death), which your beneficiary can draw out upon death immediately without probate.

The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?

It is sadly a reality that more folks are passing without leaving the means to pay for their funeral.  If you are faced with this situation, you need to explore what help may be available to you.  Social Security pays out a $255 lump sum death benefit (if you qualify), and your funeral director can assist you with this.

The support for indigent burials differs so much by state and county. Some counties do offer some financial assistance to low-income families, whereas in other counties, only county indigent dispositions are conducted.  To find out what may be available, you should contact Broward County Human Services Department at:

115 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Phone: (954) 357-6385

direct cremation pompano beachThe deceased is at the Medical Examiner’s Office.  What do I do?

If the deceased was the victim of a crime, or there were unusual circumstances surrounding the death, the deceased’s body may be taken into the care of the coroner for an examination to determine the cause of death.

You will need to employ the services of a funeral director as soon as possible to coordinate the release of your loved one from the ME’s office.

A deceased person can only be released into the care of a licensed funeral director.  Many funeral homes are familiar with the process of liaising with the ME to have the body released as quickly as possible.  You may also find that a simple, direct cremation can be arranged at a very low cost when the deceased is in the Coroner’s morgue as all the paperwork can be expedited quickly, and the process to transfer the deceased to the funeral facility is simplified.

Address of county coroner’s office: 5301 SW 31st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

We hope this cremation guide has helped answer some of your immediate questions and provided some help in understanding how you can arrange an affordable funeral or cremation service in Pompano, FL.  If you need to research more information on funeral planning, please visit the Resource section on US Funerals Online.

*Funeral prices obtained from Parting funeral price comparison survey 2022

Affordable cremation service in West Palm Beach, FL – Just $995

Are you concerned about funeral costs? Do you want to know how to arrange a dignified funeral at an affordable cost?

We have put together this guide to help you understand how you can save thousands by arranging a funeral.  In fact, you can arrange a simple, basic cremation for an affordable price of just $995 in West Palm Beach!

According to Funeralocity (2022), the average cost of a traditional funeral in West Palm Beach is $7,770, and this does not include cemetery costs, so it is understandable that many families today are looking for more affordable alternatives.

Cremation is now becoming the preferred, more affordable option to conduct a dignified yet simple funeral service at a fraction of the full cost of a traditional funeral.

Why choose affordable cremation services in West Palm Beach?

More and more folks are choosing cremation.  Cremation offers an inexpensive and flexible alternative to a burial service.  Choosing cremation services can save you 40% to 60% (or sometimes more) on the cost of traditional burial services.  This is because a casket is not required, or embalming (unless required), and there is no immediate need for a cemetery plot or burial vault.  Eliminating just these few products and services saves thousands of dollars alone.

A cremation can also offer a more flexible alternative that can accommodate families who have moved from their home state or when a funeral cannot be held straight away.  For residents and retirees in Florida who are transplants, cremation can be a preferred option for those whose families are from out-of-state.

Cremation also offers a greater range of personalization options with a whole array of ash-scattering ceremony possibilities and various cremation artifact products.

What different cremation alternatives do I have?

There are 3 main types of cremation service options:

A cremation funeral – where the funeral service is held with the deceased present, and a cremation is conducted after the service.

A cremation memorial – where the cremation is conducted before a memorial service is held.  This can be with or without the cremated remains present and can often take the form of an ash scattering ceremony.

A direct cremation – this is where the deceased is cremated with no services, and the remains are given back to the family.  There are some variances around these 3 main options, such as a private viewing before the cremation, an observed cremation, or a graveside interment of a cremation urn.

Visit our Complete Guide to Cremation – Every Step and Question, from the Funeral Home Collecting the Deceased to the family Receiving the Cremated Remains.

average cremation cost west palm beach fl

How much does a cremation cost in West Palm Beach?

The cost of a cremation can vary considerably.  This will depend upon the type of cremation service you opt for and the cremation services provider you select.  The average cost of a cremation memorial service in West Palm Beach is $6,170, according to Funeralocity.

The average cost of a direct cremation is $1,753 (Funeralocity 2022), although an affordable direct cremation service can be conducted for just $995 in West Palm Beach with DFS Memorials.

Call DFS Memorials NOW to arrange a simple, low-cost cremation for $995 complete (including death certificate)

(561) 486-2466

Direct cremation services in West Palm Beach, FL

If you are working on a budget for your funeral expenses, you may wish to consider a direct cremation.  A direct cremation is the cheapest cremation option.  The funeral services provider does everything to take care of the immediate disposition of the deceased, but no viewing or services are held.

The deceased is cremated in a simple cremation container, and then the cremated remains are made available for the family or collect (or, if requested, delivered/mailed).  A direct cremation can be arranged online or by phone without any need for you to visit a funeral home.

For your best price on a direct cremation, contact your DFS Memorials provider in West Palm Beach at (561) 486-2466, who offers a complete direct cremation package for just $995.

How do I choose a cremation services provider?

This can sometimes be a daunting task when there are several funeral homes to choose between.  It may help to set yourself some clear criteria to help you select the provider that best suits your needs.  Which funeral services provider you select can be influenced by what facilities and services they offer or what budget you have.

As we have highlighted, costs can vary quite significantly between funeral homes for the exact same service.  For this reason, we would recommend you compare some costs before making a decision.

Comparing cremation costs in West Palm Beach, FL

All funeral homes have a general price list (GPL), and this should itemize all services and charges.  Legally a funeral home must provide you with a copy of their GPL if you request cremation price information, either in person or by phone.

According to funeral price research surveys in West Palm Beach, the average cost of a direct cremation is $1,753, although a direct cremation can be arranged for less than this with some cremation providers.  DFS Memorials offer a direct cremation service for $995.

When comparing costs and services, check what IS included, especially with a budget direct cremation package.  Is a copy of the death certificate included?  Is the cremation permit an additional cash advance item or included?  What about if an out-of-hours collection is required? Is there an additional daily refrigeration charge if the cremation does not proceed after 48 hours?

Death certificates cost $20.00 each. One copy IS included with the $995 direct cremation service package, and additional copies can be requested for the additional fee of $20.00 per copy.

What legally do I need to know about arranging a cremation in West Palm Beach?

There are a few legal requirements that you need to be aware of if you are considering cremation.

Firstly, the legal next-of-kin must all sign the ‘Cremation Authorization Form before a cremation can proceed.

In Florida, there is a mandatory 48-hour wait period after death before the cremation can proceed. Before a cremation can proceed, the doctor must sign and fill out the cause of death, and the county health department must issue a permit to cremate.

The deceased will be refrigerated during this period and longer if required. However, you should be aware that many cremation packages will only include refrigeration for up to 5 days and will charge you a daily rate thereon.

Can I preplan a cremation?

Yes, you can prearrange a cremation.  Advance planning can help to ensure you get the most appropriate services provider for your needs and can save the surviving family the financial and emotional burden at the time of death.  There are various options open to you to plan ahead, so consult with your preferred services provider.  A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at a low cost to ensure your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.

direct cremation west palm beach flWhat can we do with the cremated remains?

As I mentioned earlier, there is versatility in what you can do with cremated remains.

You can inter a cremation urn in a cemetery plot or niche, keep an urn at home, scatter the remains, or create a cremation artifact such as a cremation diamond, glass paperweight, bird bath, or memorial reef ball, to name but a few!

The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?

Sadly there is little financial aid that supports those families that find themselves struggling with funeral costs.  Most counties do have a budget for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those individuals who truly are indigent.  Some counties do have limited funds to help low-income families with cremation costs, but this can vary county by county.

You would need to make inquiries with St Lucie County Human Services Department at 437 North 7th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950, to find out if any assistance is available to you.  In these cases, often the most basic of funeral services will be supported, with limited control over what happens.  A low-cost direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $995 complete (no hidden extras).

What is “no-cost cremation”?

Some funeral homes now offer this option in West Palm Beach.  This is referring to whole body donation whereby after the donation is complete, the remains are cremated (free of charge) and then returned to the family or scattered.   Generally, funeral homes can get a referral fee from the whole body donation organization, plus they sometimes charge a transportation fee.

How do I obtain a copy of a death certificate?

You can obtain copies of a death certificate from the Vital Records office at 5150 NW Milner Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983  Phone: (772) 873-4932

What happens if the deceased is taken to the Coroner’s Office?

If there were circumstances surrounding the death that led to the deceased being taken to the County Coroner’s office, you will need to employ the services of a funeral director as soon as possible to liaise with the Coroner to have the body released into their care.  Only a licensed funeral director can collect a body from the Coroner’s morgue.

St Lucie County Medical Examiner & Coroner 2500 South 35th Street Fort Pierce FL 34981772-464-7378

Hopefully, this guide to arranging an affordable cremation service in West Palm Beach has answered some of your questions and helped you understand how to save costs on a cremation.  If you would like to read more extensively about cremation planning, please visit the Funeral Resources section on US Funerals Online.

*Prices obtained from online funeral price comparison survey 2022

Understanding funeral & cremation costs in St. Louis, MO

If the high cost of a funeral is a worry to your family, we hope to guide you on how to arrange the lowest-cost cremation service in St Louis.

The Internet provides a great tool to help you find out about funeral prices and cremation costs before contacting a funeral home or crematory in St Louis.  To help you understand more about funeral costs and what your options are, we have put together this guide.

It gives you an overview of what cremation costs are in St Louis and, more importantly, how to save money arranging a funeral or cremation.

How much does a funeral cost in St Louis?

This is the vital question that we all want to know…how much is it going to cost me?  Indeed we have all become such savvy shoppers today, with an expectation to compare prices and deals.  The funeral industry has resisted this, and there are still more funeral home websites that do NOT disclose funeral prices than there are those that do.

The average cost of a funeral is around $9,000 (according to the National Association of Funeral Directors 2022, and this does not include any cemetery costs.  So a traditional funeral is likely to cost you somewhere in the region of $8,000 to $12,000.  Today when 76% of families are living paycheck to paycheck (CNN Money report), it is hardly surprising that paying out this amount for a funeral can seem insurmountable.

Tip: If a funeral home does not openly disclose cremation prices on its website or over the phone, it should ring alarm bells that they are not likely to be offering services in the ‘affordable’ bracket!

So how can you save money by arranging a cremation?

You will save at least half the cost of a traditional funeral by arranging for a cremation service.  Why? Mainly because you eliminate some of the largest expenses related to a funeral service.  There is no need for a casket, burial vault, embalming, or cemetery plot.  This alone will save you thousands of dollars!

save_money_cremationAnother significant way that you can save money by arranging a cremation is that it removes the need to hold a service immediately.  A simple cremation can be conducted to deal with the disposition of the body, and the memorialization (the service/ceremony) part of the ritual can always be performed at a later date.

This removes the need to make instant decisions (which can sometimes prove costly) at the time of death and when you are feeling emotionally vulnerable.  Of course, you can also choose to hold your own memorial service, which can save you even more money on the overall funeral costs.

What is the average cost of a cremation in St Louis?

It is important to understand that cremation prices do differ considerably between different funeral homes in St. Louis.  The ‘average’ cost of cremation has to be put into the perspective on what kind of cremation services are being assessed.  The Cremation Association of North America [CANA] records that the cost is $2,250 for a cremation with a ceremony and a mid-range urn.    However, cheaper cremation options are available, as outlined below.

Call DFS Memorials now at (314) 200-2604 to arrange a direct cremation for just $1,095 in St Louis.

Choosing the best Cremation Package

A funeral home must have a general price list (GPL) outlining their service charges, but many funeral homes also offer cremation packages, where a price is offered for a complete cremation service.  In comparing costs and services between funeral homes, it is important to ensure you are comparing like-for-like services, especially when it is a quoted cremation package price.

Not all cremation providers quote a fully inclusive price when quoting a cremation package.  There are generally 3 main types of cremation options – a direct cremation (a basic minimal cremation), a cremation with a funeral service, or a cremation with a memorial service.  The difference is that with a direct cremation, there is NO service or ceremony conducted by the funeral provider, although you can conduct your own memorial services afterward.

A cremation with a funeral service is generally where the deceased is present, and the cremation is conducted after the service.  A cremation with a memorial service is where the cremation is conducted first, and a memorial service is held with the cremation urn present.

To learn more about cremation – service options, cremation arrangement laws, and what happens throughout the cremation process – read our Complete Guide to Cremation.

How to arrange a direct cremation in St Louis

Direct cremation is fast becoming the preferred and most affordable cremation option for families today.  It offers a dignified yet efficient and cheap way to conduct a disposition.

In the Greater St Louis area, you can arrange a direct cremation for $1,095, which can make handling funeral costs within the means of many families.

How do I choose a cremation provider in St Louis?

Choosing a cremation provider can depend upon what kind of cremation services you require.  If you are looking for a cremation with a ceremony or interment committal, then you will need a funeral home that offers the facilities for a ceremony, and that is in a good location for your family.

If you have decided upon a simple direct cremation at the most affordable price, then you may consider the services of a provider who specifically offers direct cremation at a low cost.  The locale of the funeral home is not as essential if no services are being held.  And many funeral homes have extended their service area for direct cremation services.

The DFS Memorials provider for St Louis is an established funeral home with facilities for ceremonies.  DFS Memorials offers families a low-cost alternative in St. Louis.

DFS Memorials ST LOUIS  (314) 200-2604  Call with any questions you may have

Lowest cost direct cremation $1,095 complete

How can I compare cremation providers in St Louis?

It is always wise to shop around and compare services and costs.  We do it in any other large purchase we make – so why not when purchasing end-of-life services?  You will no doubt be surprised by how much the cost of funeral services can vary between funeral homes in St Louis.

At DFS Memorials, we conducted research to find the best cremation prices in St Louis to save you the task of phoning around to compare prices.  This way, we can save you the hassle when you are emotionally fragile.

What if the deceased had no life insurance? Is there any help with cremation costs in St Louis?

An individual passing without any insurance, and family struggling to meet funeral costs, is becoming a more regular occurrence.  Public aid can be a little patchy depending on where you are, but you can consult your local county human services or social services to find out if there is any financial assistance near you.

The state will meet indigent burials for those that become the responsibility of the State, but there are generally eligibility requirements for any state funding for funeral expenses.

There is also the $255 Social Security lump-sum death benefit for those that qualify, and various union, faith, and charitable organizations may offer some support to families to assist with covering funeral costs.

Provider Direct cremation price
Cremation Services of Metro East $1,695
Kutis Funeral Home $1,395
Kriegshauser Bros. Funeral Home $1,299
St. Louis Cremation $1,195
Heartland Cremation & Burial Society $1,195
DFS Memorials $1,095

Baue Funeral Homes and Crematory charge $2,795 for direct cremation.

DFS Memorials St. Louis serves families throughout the Greater St. Louis area, Alton, Belleville, De Soto, Eureka, Festus, Granite City, Pacific, Sullivan, Swansea, Warrenton, Washington, Wentzville and St. Charles, Franklin, Warren, Lincoln, Ralls, Audrain, Jefferson, and Washington Counties.

What does cremation cost in Palm Bay, FL – just $1,095

Funerals do not need to be expensive affairs.  Cremation offers a simple, dignified, and affordable alternative to traditional burial in Palm Bay.

If you need to arrange a funeral on a limited budget, then a direct cremation can offer a low-cost funeral option.

Direct cremation costs just $1,095 in Palm Bay.  This is a cremation service without any ceremony offered by the funeral service provider.  However, the family can choose to hold a memorial service after the cremated remains are returned.

The DFS Memorials provider, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Palm Bay?

These days we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people are now realizing they can price-shop for funeral services.  Why should we not ask how much it costs?  The Internet offers a great tool to research funeral costs from the comfort of your own home.

Unfortunately, not all funeral homes have websites or put their prices online, so we have put this guide together to outline the average funeral and cremation costs in Palm Bay for you.

The average cost of a traditional funeral in Palm Bay is $6,595*

So how do cremation costs compare in Palm Bay?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can significantly reduce funeral costs.

No casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault is required, immediately reducing some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.

The average price for a cremation funeral service in Palm Bay is $5,182*.

Direct cremation services in Palm Bay, FL

Direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation’.  The funeral home or direct disposer provides only the cremation service. No ceremony or funeral services are provided.  The deceased is collected, cremated, and the remains returned to the family in a basic urn.

Direct cremation offers families lower-cost funeral services and more control over the time and type of memorial ceremonial services they desire.  A memorial service can be held in a place of worship, a community venue, or even outdoors.  The service can be conducted with or without the cremation urn present. It can even take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony, interment in a cremation niche, or scattering garden.

A basic direct cremation is available in Palm Bay for $1,095, although the average price for a direct cremation is $1,790.   To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected a licensed direct disposal establishment that can offer an affordable, simple cremation package.

Direct cremation means a family can manage to conduct dignified funeral services for as little as $1,095.

Call now at (321) 215-4844 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees to the simple cremation package?

For a cremation to be conducted, the county must issue a ‘disposition permit’.

At present, there is no charge for this.  Death certificates are an additional cost, as these are issued by the county and are a third-party expense.  Death certificates cost $5 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional copy issued.

Potential additional charges could be incurred if the deceased weighs over 250 pounds or has a pacemaker that must be removed prior to the cremation.

How do I know that I am getting the remains of my loved one back?

This is one of the most frequent questions families ask about cremation.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made all along the way.  The cremation retort must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time.

The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes. Read this Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2023 for more information.

What if I am unsure about cremation or the family cannot agree?

Cremation is such a final disposition, and you do need to ensure that you are completely sure that this IS the ‘right’ disposition choice for you.  Certain laws are in place to ensure this final disposition can only proceed if the legal next of kin has authorized it.

A Cremation Authorization Form must be signed by the legal next of kin, and in the case of children, many funeral directors will require all children to sign.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation.

What can you do with the cremated remains?

The options of what you can do with the cremated remains of your loved one are one of the reasons cremation is becoming more popular.  You can, of course, choose to inter the remains in a cemetery plot.

You can inter the remains in a niche or columbarium, or you can keep the ashes at home.  Keepsake urns enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

Ash scattering is also more common these days, and there are many options for how you can create a befitting ash scattering ceremony.

Can I preplan a direct cremation at an affordable cost?

Yes. You can preplan a simple direct cremation service.  This is generally funded through an insurance product that will cover this cost when the need arises.  All monies are secured in a trust fund.

cremation servicesHow quickly can a cremation be performed?

It generally takes a few days to make the necessary arrangements, complete all the legal paperwork and schedule the cremation.

However, expedited services can be arranged if required.  In Florida, there is a mandatory 48-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation?

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.   What is available is constantly changing due to budget constraints and varies by county.  Some counties do have a provision to assist needy or low-income families.  Contact Brevard county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally at (321) 633-2007.

There is also a $255 lump sum social security death benefit payment if the deceased qualifies, and your funeral director can help you claim this.  So you may find that a low-cost cremation at $1,095 with DFS Memorials is a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (321) 215-4844, and we will be happy to try and help you.

*funeral prices obtained from Funeralocity 2022

How to arrange direct Cremation Services in Cape Coral, FL

The shift to cremation is sweeping across the nation as families demand more affordable death care alternatives.  Cremation is now fast becoming a disposition choice for many families in Cape Coral, Florida.

For those families who do not want to overspend on a funeral or do not have the funds for a costly funeral, cremation is a low-cost alternative.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Cape Coral?

These days we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people now feel the same way about purchasing funeral services.  Why should we not ask how much it costs?  The average cost of a traditional funeral is $7,848 (Funeralocity 2022).

So how do cremation costs compare in Cape Coral?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can significantly reduce funeral costs.

No casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault is required, immediately reducing some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.

The average price for a cremation funeral service in Cape Coral is $3,200.

Direct cremation services in Cape Coral, FL

Direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation’.  The funeral home provides only the cremation service.  The funeral home provides no ceremony or funeral services.  The deceased is collected and cremated, and the remains are returned to the family in a basic urn.

Direct cremation offers families lower-cost funeral services and more control over the time and type of memorial ceremonial services they desire.  A memorial service can be held in a place of worship, a community venue, or even outdoors.

The service can be conducted with or without the cremation urn present. It can even take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony or interment in a cremation niche or scattering garden.

A basic direct cremation is available in Cape Coral for $1,095, although the average price for a direct cremation is $1,561.   To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected only cremation service providers who can offer a basic cremation package for just $1,095.

Direct cremation means a family can manage to conduct dignified funeral services for as little as $1,095Cremation costs in Cape Coral FL

Call now on (239) 244-2418 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees to the $1,095 cremation package?

For a cremation to be conducted, the county must issue a ‘disposition permit’.  At present, there is no charge for this.  Death certificates are an additional cost, as these are issued by the county and are a third-party expense.

Death certificates cost $5 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional copy issued. Possible additional charges can be incurred if the deceased had a pacemaker that must be removed before cremation.  Or if the deceased weighs over 250 pounds.

How do I know that I am getting the remains of my loved one back?

This is one of the most frequent questions families ask about cremation.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made all along the way.  The cremation retort must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time.  The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

What if I am unsure about cremation or the family cannot agree?

Cremation is such a final disposition. You do need to ensure that you are completely sure that this IS the ‘right’ disposition choice for you.  Certain laws are in place to ensure this final disposition can only proceed if the legal next of kin has authorized it.  A Cremation Authorization Form must be signed by the legal next of kin, and in the case of children, many funeral directors will require all children to sign.

You can read more about cremation regulations, authorization, and other legal considerations about arranging a cremation in this article about Cremation Laws and How They Affect Arranging a Cremation.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation.

What can you do with the cremated remains?

The options of what you can do with the cremated remains of your loved one are one of the reasons cremation is becoming more popular.

You can, of course, choose to inter the remains in a cemetery plot. You can inter the remains in a niche or columbarium, or you can keep the ashes at home.  Keepsake urns enable you to disperse the ashes among several family members or scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

Ash scattering is also more common these days, and there are many options for how you can create a befitting ash scattering ceremony.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

It generally takes a few days to make the necessary arrangements, complete all the legal paperwork and schedule the cremation.  However, expedited services can be arranged if required.  In Florida, there is a mandatory 24-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation?

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.   What is available is constantly changing due to budget constraints and varies by county.  Some counties do have a provision to assist needy or low-income families.

Contact Lee county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally: 2440 Thompson St, Fort Myers, FL 33901  Phone: 239-533-7930

There is also a $255 lump sum social security death benefit payment if the deceased qualifies, and your funeral director can help you claim this.  So you may find that a low-cost cremation with DFS Memorials is a dignified disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (239) 244-2418, and we will be happy to try and help you.

Arrange Direct Cremation Service in Port St Lucie, FL $1,095

The shift to cremation is sweeping across the nation as families demand more affordable death care alternatives.

Cremation is now quickly becoming a disposition choice for many Port St Lucie, Florida families.

For those families who do not want to overspend on a funeral or do not have the funds for a costly funeral, cremation is a low-cost alternative.

What is the average cost of a funeral in Port St Lucie?

These days we are discerning consumers, very mindful of costs, and people now feel the same way about purchasing funeral services. A traditional funeral service costs an average of $7,754 in Port St Lucie*.

So how do cremation costs compare in Port St Lucie?

Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can significantly reduce funeral costs. However, a cremation funeral service will still cost an average of $6,258 in Port St Lucie*.

No casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault is required, immediately reducing some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.

Direct cremation services in Port St Lucie, FL

Direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation’.  The funeral home provides only the cremation service. The funeral home provides no ceremony or funeral services.  The deceased is collected, cremated, and the remains returned to the family in a basic urn.

The DFS Memorials provider, Mortuary Services of Florida, is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

Direct cremation offers families lower-cost funeral services and more control over the time and type of memorial ceremonial services they desire.  A memorial service can be held in a place of worship, a community venue, or even outdoors.  The service can be conducted with or without the cremation urn present. It can even take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony or interment in a cremation niche or scattering garden.

A basic direct cremation is available in Port St Lucie for $1,095, although the average price for a direct cremation can be far higher.  To help families arrange affordable cremation services, we have selected a licensed direct disposal establishment that can offer a basic cremation package for just $1,095.

Call now at (772) 207-0196 now to arrange a low-cost cremation

Are there any additional fees added to the cremation package?

For a cremation to be conducted, the county must issue a ‘disposition permit’.  At present, there is no charge for this.  Death certificates are an additional cost, as these are issued by the county and are a third-party expense.  Death certificates cost $5 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional copy issued.

If the deceased was overweight (over 250 pounds) or had a pacemaker, you may incur some additional charges.

How do I know that I am getting the remains of my loved one back?

This is one of the most frequent questions families ask about cremation.  Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made all along the way.  The cremation retort must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time.

The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.

direct cremation port st lucieWhat if I am unsure about cremation or the family cannot agree?

Cremation is such a final disposition, and you do need to ensure that you are completely sure that this IS the ‘right’ disposition choice for you.

Certain laws are in place to ensure this final disposition can only proceed if the legal next of kin has authorized it.

A Cremation Authorization Form must be signed by the legal next of kin, and in the case of children, many funeral directors will require all children to sign.

You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation.

What can you do with the cremated remains?

The options of what you can do with the cremated remains of your loved one are one of the reasons cremation is becoming more popular.  You can, of course, choose to inter the remains in a cemetery plot. You can inter the remains in a niche or columbarium, or you can keep the ashes at home.  Keepsake urns enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.

Ash scattering is also more common these days, and there are many options for how you can create a befitting ash scattering ceremony.

Can I preplan a direct cremation at an affordable cost in Port St Lucie?

Yes. You can preplan a simple direct cremation service in Port St Lucie.  This is generally funded through an insurance product that will cover this cost when the need arises.  All monies are secured in a trust fund.

How quickly can a cremation be performed?

It generally takes a few days to make the necessary arrangements, complete all the legal paperwork and schedule the cremation.  However, expedited services can be arranged if required.  In Florida, there is a mandatory 48-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.

What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation in Port St Lucie?

There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs.   What is available is constantly changing due to budget constraints and varies by county.  Some counties do have a provision to assist needy or low-income families.

Contact St Lucie county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally.

St. Lucie County BOCC 2300 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL 34982 Phone: (772) 462-1777

There is also a $255 lump sum social security death benefit payment if the deceased qualifies, and your funeral director can help you claim this.  So you may find that a low-cost cremation in Port St Lucie at $1,095 with DFS Memorials is a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.

If you have further questions about cremation, feel free to call us at (772) 207-0196, and we will be happy to try and help you.

Low cost cremation service in Lake Placid, FL

Are you looking for a simple, low-cost cremation service? Need a no-fuss package for one low cost that covers all you need to arrange a cremation?

The DFS Memorials provider in Lake Placid can help you arrange a direct cremation service for just $1,095 complete.

Mortuary Services of Florida is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949.  Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.

We provide a very professional service, and we understand that families today want simple and affordable cremation alternatives.

What is included in the $1,095 direct cremation service?

Our simple cremation service includes the following:

  • Collection of the deceased from the place of death
  • Transfer to the funeral facility
  • Shelter of the deceased
  • Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit*
  • The cremation process
  • Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn

How do we proceed with arranging a direct cremation service?

We can make arrangements over the phone or online. We arrange for the collection of the deceased from a residence, hospital, hospice, or nursing establishment where they passed.   Once the deceased is in our care, we file for the death certificate, notify Social Security and apply for a cremation permit from Highland County Coroner.

direct-cremationA ‘Cremation Authorization Form’ must be signed by the next of kin before the cremation can take place. We can complete this for you and will need all the deceased’s personal details. This form can be emailed or faxed for a signature, or you can call in to complete this.

Florida has a mandatory 48-hour waiting period before the death occurs before the cremation can occur.

Once this 48-hour has elapsed, and all the necessary legal paperwork is in order, the cremation is scheduled at the crematory. This can generally take 2-5 days, but an expedited service can be arranged if required. After the cremation has been conducted, the cremated remains are prepared and made available for collection or can be shipped to the family.

Visit our Complete Guide to Cremation: Everything from When the Deceased is Collected to Receiving the Cremated Remains.

Comparing cremation costs in Lake Placid

You will find our $1,095 direct cremation package is very competitively priced as value for money.  We handle everything with compassion and caring.  Feel free to compare our direct cremation price against other funeral and cremation providers in Lake Placid.

If you have any further questions about arranging a cremation in Lake Placid, call us now at (863) 226-4757, and we would be happy to help.

Can I preplan a cremation in Lake Placid, FL?

Yes, you can prearrange a cremation.  Advance planning can help to ensure you get the most appropriate services provider for your needs and can save the surviving family the financial and emotional burden at the time of death.

There are various options open to you to plan ahead, so consult with your preferred services provider.  A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at an affordable cost in Lake Placid, ensuring your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.

direct cremationWhat can we do with the cremated remains?

As I mentioned earlier, there is versatility in what you can do with cremated remains.  You can inter a cremation urn in a cemetery plot or niche, keep an urn at home, scatter the remains or create a cremation artifact such as a cremation diamond, glass paperweight, bird bath, or memorial reef ball, to name but a few!

The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?

Sadly, there is little financial aid that supports families struggling with funeral costs.  Most counties have a budget for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who truly are indigent.  Some counties do have limited funds to help low-income families with cremation costs, but this can vary county by county. Often, the most basic funeral services will be supported in these cases, with limited control over what happens.  An affordable direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $1,095 in Lake Placid.

If you have further questions about arranging a cremation, check out this Ultimate Guide to Cremation 2023

*Additional fees may be incurred dependent on Highland County permit fees

Death certificates in Florida cost $10 each