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North County Cremation

Have you lost a loved one?  Do you need someone to help guide you through the process of dealing with the death of a loved one?  The process can be overwhelming and emotional.  We are a family owned crematory, we have been in this business for over 25 years.  We understand your situation, and we are committed to help you get through this.  Let us help you by showing you options and choices that best fit the needs of your family if a detailed death plan was not already put together.

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Low Cost Cremation Services

Did you know that the average funeral expense in the United States is between $8,000 and $12,000.  We realize not everyone has that kind of money to spend on a funeral. You may be looking for low cost cremation services in North County.  We own our own crematory and performing much of our operation online helps us reduce our costs, and we are able to pass that saving on to you.  Our process is done online and on the phone, so there is no need to ever come to our facility.  This should not only give you peace of mind, but also peace in your pocketbook.

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Cremation Services in North County

Cremation is growing in popularity as an option for how to care for a deceased loved one.  The trend has been growing across the United States for years.  With cremation, there are a few things that are different from the traditional preparation process. North County does not require embalming unless you have a public viewing of your deceased loved one’s body. A casket is not required; however, North County cremation services do require that a burnable cremation container be used and an appropriate urn is used for the remains.  We have all these options for you as you build your cremation package.

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What is Final Disposition?

Disposition is the means of burial, interment or cremation of a deceased person.  There are several ways you can take care of your loved one’s remains. After cremation services in North County are carried out, the remains can be placed in an urn for permanent storage. The urn of remains can be buried in a cemetery plot or interred within a mausoleum. You may also choose to keep a decorated urn displayed prominently at your home.

If you are the responsible party for arranging the cremation service, and there are no written instructions on file, you have the right to make decisions in regards to cremation services in North County or some other form of disposition. The legal next of kin is typically the remaining spouse, unless there was a power of attorney filed on behalf of the deceased. Registered domestic partners, parents, adult children or siblings may also qualify as next of kin.

After North County cremation services are performed, you can store your loved one’s urn at a variety of locations. Please make sure that proper care is taken in choosing, as zoning laws may apply.

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Scattering Ashes at Sea

There are places in California where no laws exist in prohibiting the scattering of ashes. If scattering the ashes is desired on private property or in a public area, you should get special written permission. The only requirement for scattering ashes at sea after cremation services in North County is that it is done at least 500 yards from shore.

We charge $125 to have your loved one’s ashes scattered at sea in either San Diego or Orange County.

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Urns and Other Options

If you decide to display the urn of cremated remains at your home, this could be a very nice way to honor your loved one. Laws about North County cremation services mention that you cannot transport the cremated remains without a special permit. We can help you get the proper permits for this.  It is important to know that there is a law against simply disposing the remains in the trash.

You may consider separating the remains into several urns for other family members. North County cremation services do offer this option. A permit is required for each urn that will contain the remains.  There are special cremation jewelry options that can be worn on the body such as pendants. Scattering the ashes in several different places that might have been special for the deceased is another option to consider. You have several different options when planning cremation services in North County.

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 A Death Has Occurred

What do I do now?

Death Occurred at Home

Has your loved one died at home?  California state law does allow you to start North County cremation services immediately. Start by calling us. We will help guide you through all the appropriate steps of who to call. A coroner will need to be contacted to begin their process of taking care of your loved one. Permits will need to be obtained, and we can help with that. Once the permit has been approved, we can begin helping you with your cremation services in North County. We know this process can be challenging. Let us help you though it.

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Death Occurred at Hospital, Assisted Living Facility or Hospice

Has your loved one died at a hospital, assisted living facility or in hospice care?  We can help with this situation as well.  Call us first, and we can help guide you.  You will need a nurse or doctor to call the time of death and fill out forms for the death certificate. Licensed hospital facilities will keep a body until a funeral home or crematorium picks it up. For North County cremation services, you must sign a form for Declaration for Disposition of Cremated Remains before anything can be done. We have the forms you will need to fill out to begin this process.

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Death Certificates

Obtaining a death certificate is important for many of the business transactions that need to happen with the loss of a loved one.  We file for the death certificate and necessary permits with the health department for you.  We can also help order them for you as well for a small fee.  If you would like to do this on your own, the hospital and local government officials can help you with the process of obtaining a death certificate and other paperwork. Allow us to take care of North County cremation services for you so that you can concentrate on family and friends and sharing the news of your loved one’s death.

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