When someone dies, those left behind must make important decisions in a short period of time. First and foremost, a decision needs to be made on how to handle the deceased’s body. Whether to choose burial, cremation, entombment or donation is the initial decision, but what about the additional choices you will have to make?

These decisions can seem daunting to say the least—especially in the time of grief. But they do not have to be.

Your local funeral director can help you through the process, explaining each option and choice, every step of the way.