Handling an Out-of-State Death

Handling an Out-of-State Death

Handling an Out-of-State Death When a loved one has a death away from home, preparation and transport are the first steps when dealing with the situation of an out-of-state death. Going on a trip requires a lot of planning, such as travel arrangements and what to...
Traveling With Remains

Traveling With Remains

Traveling With Remains Many times, certain locations instill some of our fondest memories. Perhaps you and your family took the same road trip every year, or enjoyed camping under the stars, or maybe escaped the cold winter to vacation on the beach. Even though you...
Who, or What, is the Next of Kin?

Who, or What, is the Next of Kin?

Who, or What, is the Next of Kin? After the passing of a loved one, much of his or her affairs still need to be settled. With a death without a will, many of those responsibilities will fall onto the next of kin. The phrase “next of kin” generally refers to the...
The Day of the Dead in America

The Day of the Dead in America

The Day of the Dead in America We usually see death and dying as a somber time, but it can be a time of celebration for others. While Americans are observing Halloween, Mexico is celebrating the Day of the Dead. The multi-day holiday gathers friends and families to...
Funeral Visitations: What Should You Say?

Funeral Visitations: What Should You Say?

Funeral Visitations: What Should You Say? If someone invites you to a visitation, you may have a moment where you cannot find the right words to say. You might be unfamiliar with the tradition and proper funeral visitation etiquette, and will find it stressful. ...