Traditional funeral homes serve their local communities, so their customer base is limited. Our online model allows us to broaden our service area to serve more families.
Additionally, we do not have the same overhead as a traditional funeral home, so we are able to pass that savings along to our customers.
A direct cremation is a disposition option in which the body is cremated in the days immediately following the death, without a wake or viewing beforehand. Direct cremation is the most affordable option for disposition.
Step 1: You can make your request completely ONLINE by CLICKING HERE to start your arrangements. Or Call US 407-654-5541. Notify us of the passing of your loved one. Our transfer team is available 24 hours a day to care for your loved one.
Step 2: Choose Options & Pay Online. Choose options and submit personal record information to be used to file a death certificate. Then use our easy online payment system. We then dispatch our licensed funeral directors to transport your loved one from the place of death to our climate-controlled care facility.
Step 3: Finalize. We will send the necessary legal cremation authorization documents to all of the next of kin. Those documents can be completed, notarized, and sent back via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the forms and authorizations have been signed and filed with the local health department, the decedent is cremated. Usually this takes place within 3-7 days. The ashes are then shipped to the family or a hand delivery/pickup is arranged.
The overall cremation process, from first notification until the you receive the ashes, will take an average of 10–15 days.
Delays happen in some cases, when local, state or federal agencies, police, county coroner, or medical examiners become involved and investigate the circumstances surrounding a death. Also, when the attending physician is delayed signing the death certificate.
You can rest assured that the staff at Cremation Specialists of Florida will keep you informed every step of the way should a delay occur.
Your loved one’s ashes can be picked up from our location, shipped through USPS Priority Mail, or hand-delivered by one of our representatives. They come in a rigid plastic container unless an urn is purchased through our website.
If the deceased designated someone to make choices regarding their disposition, that preference must be honored.
This designation may have been made in a Last Will and Testament, a Living Will, or another notarized or otherwise legal document, such as:
If the deceased has not designated someone to make decisions regarding their final disposition the responsibility lies with the next of kin.
In order to qualify as next of kin, a person must be over 18-years-old. The relationships listed below usually apply to biological, adoptive, half-, and step-relations equally.
Florida issues two types of certificate: Long form will show the cause of death. Short form will not. Short form will be required for the Clerk of Court and certain other state agencies that will most likely require to keep a certified copy of a death certificate for their records. Some types of entities that may require one of these forms:
We provide cremation services in Orlando, Apopka, Gainesville, Winter Park, Titusville, Kissimmee, Palm Coast, Ocala, Daytona Beach and Lakeland.
Since Cremation Specialists of Florida families make their cremation arrangements online and over the phone, we are well positioned to continue looking after families during this unique time. Our high levels of service will not be affected, and it is our usual practice to work with families remotely. You continue to be in safe hands with us and we will continue to remain open 24/7 and committed to supporting you with your cremation needs.