Answers to Your Questions About Pre-Need Planning

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Purchasing interment rights in burial space at a cemetery before you and your loved ones need it can save your family from stress and financial hardship at an extremely difficult time. Could pre-need planning be the right choice for your family? Here are the answers to some of the questions you are likely to have.

What happens to my interment rights contract if I pass away before I finish paying for it?
You can protect your family from any disruption caused by this scenario by adding a Family Protection Plan to your purchase. The Family Protection Plan comes at no additional charge and is available to purchasers under the age of 65 when they buy interment rights at Inglewood Park Cemetery. If you have children between six months of age and 17, there is a separate plan available for them. We will walk you through your options to ensure that your family is protected even if you pass away before finishing your payments. If you pass away before your interment space is actually developed, another space in a finished part of the cemetery will be made available.

How do I pay for my cemetery property?
You will need to put 10% of the purchase price down and then begin monthly payments. Monthly payments can be stretched out over multiple years, with up to two years interest-free when you choose ACH payments. Keep in mind that Inglewood Park Cemetery does not offer funeral pre-planning services as part of our pre-need options and your payments cover only the interment rights in the burial space(s) you choose, and any commodities and services you select in conjunction with your burial rights.

Do I need a concrete vault?
Concrete vaults are needed to protect the casket or urn from water and the weight of the soil, which prevents the property from sinking. For ground burial, you will need a concrete vault unless you purchase a lawn crypt, which is a grave that already has vaults in place. We can help you select the right options for your needs.

Let Inglewood Park Cemetery walk you through the process of pre-purchasing interment rights for yourself and your family. We’re here to help today. Simply call (310) 412-6500 to reach our cemetery serving the Los Angeles area today.

Our Commitment to Cemetery Maintenance

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At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we know how important it is to family members that we keep our cemetery in top condition so that it looks peaceful and cared for at all times. We take that commitment to cemetery maintenance seriously so that families always see that their loved one’s final resting place is in good condition when they make a graveside visit.

As part of our extensive maintenance routine, we remove and dispose of dead flowers, litter, and pots on an ongoing basis and keep all pathways clean and free of debris. We perform regular landscaping and make any necessary repairs to cemetery structures as they occur. We repair grave markers, burial vaults, and monuments when damage occurs and keep all bodies of water on the property clean and clear. You can review our Maintenance Standards online.

At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we provide comprehensive cemetery services for families in the Los Angeles area, including cremation and graveside memorials and family monuments. You can learn more about our interment spaces and all of our services by calling (310) 412-6500.

Coping after the Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is an overwhelming experience, and coping with the loss is not something that happens overnight. After you leave the cemetery when the memorials are over, then the real process of coping with grief begins.

This video offers a roadmap for coping with the loss of a loved one. Don’t pressure yourself to see grieving as a job you need to complete. It’s a lifelong process that is different for everyone. Allow yourself the time you need to adjust to your loss and the freedom to deal with your grief in the way that is right for you.

At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we’re committed to helping families across the Los Angeles area say goodbye to their loved ones through cremation services, gravestone memorials, and other cemetery planning needs. Contact us at (310) 412-6500 to find out how we can help your family when you need our services.

Tracing Genealogy Through Cemetery Records

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Here at Inglewood Park Cemetery, we support and encourage efforts to preserve family history. Families may stroll through the grounds of our cemetery and ask for available records at our office. Our Records Department freely provides the locations of grave markers upon request. However, please note that for interments in our cemetery dated less than 50 years ago, we cannot provide information regarding interment-authorizing signatures, survivors, or property owners. All other authorized requests are accommodated to the best of our abilities.

Our cemetery records may include the full name, dates of birth and death, and places of birth and death of the decedent. The date and location of the interment, marker verification, and names and other available information on interred family members may also be available.

If you have any questions pertaining to genealogical records at our cemetery in the Los Angeles area, we welcome your inquiries at (310) 412-6500, or contact us through our website. Inglewood Park Cemetery is a peaceful place that has been privileged to serve families in Southern California for more than 100 years.

How Pre-Planning Protects Your Loved Ones Financially

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When a loved one dies, it’s difficult to make rational decisions at the cemetery office. Even with the help of compassionate memorial counselors, families may struggle to choose a grave marker or method of interment. In many cases, their decisions are influenced by financial constraints. By choosing to pre-plan your final arrangements, you’ll protect your family from the emotional weight of making these difficult decisions and the financial burden of saying their final farewells.

You can pay for your arrangements in advance.
Pre-planning doesn’t always mean pre-funding. Some people choose to create written plans for their final arrangements without paying for them in advance—a troubling situation that can add to the survivors’ stress and financial woes. The most thoughtful way to make your final arrangements is to pay when you finalize the details. In doing so, you will prevent your family from enduring the financial impact of paying your final expenses at the time of need.

You can lock in your prices at today’s rates.
The cost of living—and dying—will only increase over time. As cemetery plots are used and land becomes ever-more scarce, the costs of dying in America continue to climb. By pre-funding your final arrangements, you can secure significant financial savings for your family because you’ll lock in today’s rates.

You can take advantage of affordable payment plans.
When a person dies without having made pre-need arrangements, the family is generally expected to pay the burial or cremation costs promptly. Many families simply can’t afford to pay thousands to bury their loved ones with dignity. By planning in advance of need, you may have the luxury of spacing out your payments with an installment plan. Typically, you’ll pay a certain percentage down, followed by reasonable monthly payments over time.

Inglewood Park Cemetery offers a range of affordable cemetery services in the Los Angeles area. Our memorial counselors can clearly explain our easy monthly installment plans for individuals who are interested in advance planning. You can contact our cemetery at (310) 412-6500 or visit us online to find out more about our affordable and respectful options.

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