Is a funeral home really necessary if a family member dies?

Do you need a funeral home if a family member passes away?

In short, yes. We often hear this question from families who choose direct cremation for their loved ones. Perhaps there is still some attachment to the traditional idea of a funeral and the work of a funeral home: embalming, carrying the coffin to the church and to the cemetery for burial.

So, since a direct or simple cremation does not involve any of these things, it makes sense to ask whether or not a funeral home is necessary.

Cremation is a form of disposition

The key word is “readiness”. In the eyes of the law, cremation is considered a form of disposition like burial, perhaps even more so considering the fact that cremation is irreversible.

Funeral homes are licensed to supervise the disposition of any person who has died. And they help with all governmental procedures..

For the same reasons that a family cannot bury a loved one without a funeral home, neither can they take their loved one to the crematory without a funeral home. And as you can imagine, there is much more to the process than being present at the cremation.

Your funeral home is responsible for:

  • Complete and obtain the death certificatetogether with medical professionals.
  • Obtain the necessary permits for cremation according to state law.
  • Obtain specific written authorizations from family members so that everyone is legally protected.
  • Work directly with the crematorium to ensure that its operating standards meet the highest possible criteria.

The funeral home is necessary to prepare the tribute of the deceased family member.

Funeral homes help to prepare the tribute

It is important to remember that an important part of a funeral home’s job is to help your family prepare an appropriate tribute for your loved one after cremation. For many people who are used to the traditional order of events, this probably seems a bit backwards.

There are many families who choose to hold a funeral service at a date after the cremation that is more convenient for them, and this provides a greater opportunity to carefully personalize the tribute and involve all who wish to participate.

This way it is more economical since the family organizes the event and only selects what is really important. This type of funeral service is known as a humanistic funeral.

We have designed Boinita with your family’s independence and economy in mind. It is the only way to complete a cremation for your loved one without using a traditional funeral home.

Your family has control of how to make the following tribute. We believe that an option such as ours is long overdue.

Remember that Boinita is a Simple Cremation Service without a Funeral Service with the guarantee of the best price and service.

At Boinita we can take care of the cremation of your loved one. Then, once we have returned the ashes to you, you can arrange a simple memorial service that is perfect for you and your family.

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Boinita offers Single Cremation services without a Funeral Service, with a fixed price and 24-7 customer service. Boinita is located in the metropolitan areas of Aguascalientes, Cancun, Hermosillo, Merida and San Luis Potosi.

In Pet Cremation Services we are located in the cities of Aguascalientes, Cancun, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez, Leon, Merida, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana and Toluca.