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Preplanning for Cremation and Burial

Preneed, Preplanning Final Arrangements

In order to complete the Vital Statistics regarding your life, here is a list of the information you will need:

Personal Information

  • Your father's name
  • Your mother's maiden name
  • Your level of education
  • Your social security number
Shawn C. Newman, Esq.

Affiliations

  • Fraternal organizations
  • Service organizations
  • Union memberships
  • Any special recognitions you have

Military Service Information

  • Military service
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number

Please provide the service provider with a copy of your "Designation of Bodily Remains Agent" that our office has prepared for you.   This will help them with all of the information and put together an estimate based on what your stated wishes are.

Here is a list of service providers that I have experience working with:

1. Brooks Cremation & Funeral Service

8250 W. State Road 84, Davie, FL 33324

Jack Hagin

(954) 525-5405

https://www.brookscremations.com/

2. Sunflower Cremation 

2021 Tyler St. Suite 200, Hollywood, FL, 33020

Tricia Segura

(954) 824-6001

https://www.sunflowercremation.com/

3.  Barbara Falowski Funeral & Cremation Services

900 NW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Lizbeth E. Frenier

(954) 462-4262

https://www.barbarafalowski.com/who-we-are/staff

If you travel frequently and especially internationally, I strongly recommend investing in a comprehensive travel insurance policy that will include repatriation of your body to a U.S. Funeral Home or cover the cost of your cremation and return of your cremains.  Most policies will also include the cost of obtaining death certificates from the foreign jurisdiction, as well as coordination with the U.S. State Department for "Report of Death of U.S. Citizen Abroad" which will likely be necessary to obtain for your estate administration.

In addition to talking with the above sources, I have an awareness of the following website that also lets you compare plans:

https://www.insubuy.com/travel-insurance-repatriation-of-mortal-remains/

https://www.worldnomads.com/usa/travel-insurance/whats-covered/death-overseas

https://www.insuremytrip.com/

Protect what matters most to you.  

Give us a call.   We can help.

Law Office of Shawn C. Newman, P.A.
710 N.E. 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Phone: (954) 563-9160

Serving all of the greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties in Southern Florida.

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