Planning Ahead

There are many issues to consider when you are planning ahead. Here are some key topics to think about so that you’re ready when the time comes:

  • Financial Considerations   >>
    • Estate planning and payment options
  • Planning Forms & Kits   >>
    • From planning kits with To–Do checklists to VA reimbursement programs
  • Passing Away at Home >>
    • From Next Steps checklists to information on hospice care and home funerals
  • Disposition of Cremains, Flowers, and Memorialization   >>
    • From what to do with the ashes to ways to memorialize your lost loved one
  • Legal, Travel, and Property Considerations   >>
    • From key legal considerations (e.g. power of attorney) to how a death impacts property issues
  • Bereavement and Charitable Giving   >>
    • From grief management solutions to the benefits of charitable giving

For more information on the Cremstar process, visit our How it Works section.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
  • By phone: (888) 802-0999, available 24/7. (Se Habla Español.)
  • By email: [email protected]
  • By chat: 7AM - 10PM Eastern Time, seven days a week; click on the round red chat button on the bottom right of the screen.

If you are in immediate need because a death has already occurred, order a direct cremation now. If a death is imminent (i.e. in a matter of days or weeks), visit the Cremstar Cremation Cost Calculator for a price quote and to email yourself a customized "Order Now" link so that you're ready when the death occurs. To Pre-Pay for a cremation, visit our Pre-Pay page.