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Having a funeral involves many different considerations, from collecting and filling the required forms, to dealing with legal issues and the mental preparation to help prepare one’s self for the emotional roller coaster that is integral to the time leading up to the funeral, the funeral itself and the grieving process that occurs after. Here we have put together a number of resources that cover the topics we get the most questions about.
So whether you’re trying to find just the right words for a eulogy, wondering what to wear or say at the funeral, or want a checklist to get you started for moving on after the funeral is complete, we’ve prepared the following list of resources to help. In addition, we are happy to be a resource for funeral –related questions, so feel free to give us a call at 718-845-5151.
We have provided New York City and New York State required forms here for your convenience.
What to Expect During the Funeral
Do you need to know what happens during a funeral? Read this informative page to discover what to expect when you attend a funeral or memorial service.
If you're attending a funeral service and wonder what you should wear, say or do; and really want to learn more about the basics of funeral etiquette, this information will help.
Preparing For a Funeral Service
What is involved in preparing for a funeral service? The specific details largely depend on whether you are a member of the immediate or extended family, or simply a guest. Learn more about preparing for a funeral in this section of our website.
Legal & Estate Guidance
The passing of a family member brings more than sorrow; it also brings many legal issues to the foreground. The information provided here can guide you in dealing with legalities.
Writing a Eulogy and Obituary
Are you preparing a loved one's eulogy or obituary? We know many people are uncomfortable with the tasks involved; that's why we've shared these valuable guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most people have had little experience and know very little about funeral ceremonies. If you've got questions about what makes a funeral ceremony, or how a funeral service differs from a celebration-of-life or memorial service, you'll find the answers here.