Funeral Planning

Preparing for the grand departure may seem like a daunting task. That is why our team is dedicated to easing the process for you and your loved ones.

Funeral Planning ConsultationWill Writing & Estate Planning

Funeral Planning Consultation

Are you prepared for the grand departure? Every person will depart from us and when that happens, are you ready for it? At Direct Funeral Services, we make sure you and your family are well prepared.

You plan ahead because you love those you leave behind. You don’t want them to worry about the complicated procedures to arrange a funeral. You want them to be well assisted by our professional and dedicated team to ensure a total peace of mind. When the inevitable occurs, we will be there with you and your family every step of the way. Our arrangements will be smooth, systematic, according to your wishes and within expected costs.

Things to Consider for Pre Planning

  • Religion – What religion would you want the rituals to be conducted?
  • Location of wake – Void deck, Parlour, Landed Housing?
  • Duration of wake – Usually a wake is held for 3 to 7 days.
  • Final resting place – Columbarium, Cemetery, Scattering into the sea?
  • Casket preference – Choose from our wide selection of imported caskets.
  • Preferred photo for photo wreath – Do you have a favourite image of yourself which you would like to enlarge and display at the wake location?
  • Keepsake – Leave a handwritten note, a piece of jewelry, time piece, favourite clothing for your family or friends.
  • Budget – How much would you like to spend on the entire ceremony. If expenses are covered by your family, how much will they be able to spend?

General Process of a Funeral

  1. What to do when death occurs
  2. Preparation of wake
  3. Wake
  4. Funeral day ceremony
  5. Post funeral

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Will Writing & Estate Planning

Generally, people under the age of 50 do not have a will. Passing on is a taboo subject in Asian communities and hence, are often not discussed. Yet it is important to ensure preparations are done so that your family is well-taken care of. A will is a legal document that gives specific instructions for the management and distribution of assets, allowing you to decide who gets what after your passing. It is recommended to have your will registered, for a small fee, at the Insolvency and Public Trustee’s Office (IPTO) for the convenience of locating where it is kept. Otherwise, the state will intervene and decide the distribution of your assets with accordance to the Intestate Succession Act.

WHY IS WRITING A WILL BENEFICIAL FOR YOU?

A will costs about $280 which is a reasonable price. This helps to ensure your loved ones get what they deserve according to your wishes. Do remember to inform and appoint an executor to carry out your will accordingly, including how your funeral and after funeral aspects should be handled.

WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT A GRANT OF PROBATE?

If one passes on with a valid will and has appointed an executor, he/she will validly dispose of the deceased’s assets within Singapore. In this instance, the estate goes into “Probate”. A Grant of Probate is a court order that officially recognises and gives power to the executor to carry out the duties. This is essential as it is required by financial institutions and authorities before allowing the closure of accounts or transfer of ownership of assets.

WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT A GRANT OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION?

If one does not have a will or if the will is invalid, the spouse or next-of-kin of the deceased will be appointed as administrator(s). This process is called the Grant of Letters of Administration which is a court order officially recognising and giving powers to the next-of-kin to carry out the duties.


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