Jennifer Faust is a Family Counselor with Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery in Union, NJ. Here she discusses the benefits of pre-planning your funeral and how it can relieve the burden on your family or loved ones:
 
1) Please introduce yourself and where you work?

My name is Jennifer Faust, and I am a Family Counselor with Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery in Union, NJ. The cemetery has been in business for 100 years and is well known and established in the community.

2) What is your role / what services do you offer?

It is my goal and responsibility as a Family Counselor to assist families with their pre-planning needs. Below are several options we offer at Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery:

• In Ground Traditional Burial
• Cremation
• Underground Private Mausoleum
• Above Ground Mausoleum (this is more cost effective than In Ground Burial)

A special program we offer is offered where you purchase one cemetery plot and get the second plot at no additional cost. Also, we offer different payment plans that will be affordable and fit within your financial means.

3) Describe your most positive experience in your role in your company helping NJ seniors?

I recently had a couple called and made an appointment to come in my office to make pre-arrangement plans. They had heard about prearranging and wanted more information. After carefully explaining this process and answering their questions, they decided it would be a great idea to start the procedure that same day! This couple came to the conclusion that when prearranging you can control the cost and in the event something should happen, the immediate family, who is grieving, will not have to take on additional financial responsibilities. We developed a payment plan that was affordable and fits their financial means.

4) How can your company best assist seniors in NJ?

By choosing to pre-plan your final expenses, you’ll be able to completely control your personalized choices while keeping cost factors and family burdens (both emotional + financial) in mind. For more information about our cemetery options and payment plans, please call me at 973-452-4278.

 

Benjamin D. Eckman, Esq. concentrates his practice on Elder Law & Estate Planning. Elder law is intended to broadly assist “extended living”. An elder law practitioner provides the legal information necessary for persons whose lives will extend or have already extended beyond the time when all children are usually out of the house and when regular employment ceases. After the elder law attorney and client complete their work, legal documents have been drafted, tax considerations have been analyzed, and a plan to protect the elder’s estate has been implemented.

Benjamin D. Eckman’s practice focuses on Estate Planning & Elder Law – legal issues facing senior citizens. Benjamin D. Eckman received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Accounting from Touro College and his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Union County Bar Association, Passaic County Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. He can be reached at (973) 709-0909, (908) 206-1000 or (201) 263-9161.