Pre-planning or pre-paying your funeral gives peace of mind that your wishes are known, and you have made arrangements for them to be carried out.
Why Plan Ahead?
When it comes to funerals, many of us don't like to think about them, let alone plan for them. Today more and more people are realising it makes a lot of sense to pre-arrange their funeral or join a pre-payment plan. This gives peace of mind that your wishes are known, and you have made arrangements for them to be carried out.
It is the first and most important step towards working through grief and re-adjusting to life. The therapeutic value of the funeral is widely recognised. From a practical point of view, the funeral assures the legal, reverent and dignified burial or cremation of the deceased.
To save family members the burden of funeral arrangements we have a Pre-Arrangement Service. All details are recorded by Hope and Sons in the strictest confidence. No obligation enquiries are welcome and advice is given at any time.
Pre-paying for all or part of your funeral service helps to relieve your family and loved ones of the responsibility of the funeral expenses. Pre-paid funerals up to $10,000 are currently excluded from asset testing when assessing eligibility for a subsidy for long term residential care for the elderly. Pre-paid funeral funds are not held by Hope and Sons. Hope and Sons complies fully with the pre-paid bylaws of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand. The funds are held in Trust until they are needed.