What to Know About Dividing Cremated Remains

Published: July 25, 2022
by Paul R. Young Funeral Home

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After the cremation of a loved one, one of the options some families choose is to divide the remains among them. There are many reasons why people choose to do this, but not everyone understands how the process of dividing the remains actually works. If that is something that you are considering for your loved one, there are some things that providers of cremation services in Oxford, OH want you to keep in mind.

Dividing the cremated remains can be a good choice if the family cannot agree on what to do with the remains. By dividing them, everyone gets a chance to say goodbye in the way that they think is most appropriate for their loved one. Your loved one may even have wanted the remains to be divided among the family, so do consider that if they preplanned their services. Another reason why you may want to consider dividing the cremated remains is if the family is divided across the country or around the world and everyone wants to have a piece of their loved one with them.

There is no one particular person who has to divide the cremated remains. Most of the time, people ask the funeral director or cremation provider to do this for them. Some of them provide this service for free while others charge a small fee. You can also ask friends or relatives to evenly divide the remains if you do not want to stranger to do this. you could also do this yourself if that is what you prefer.

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Depending on the relationship you have with the rest of the family, you may want to have someone else deliver the cremator remains to them. If you are on friendly terms, you can do this yourself and you may didn't want to have a small ceremony when doing this. If you're planning on scattering the remains, make certain that you know what the state laws are in your area so there are no issues. If the remains will be transported, encourage those who will be transporting them to learn about the legalities of this process.

Dividing the remains of a loved one is something that can allow everyone in the family to honor the person in the way that they would have preferred. In many instances, people choose to have keepsakes made out of the remains so that they can have their laptops with them at all times. If you are considering dividing the cremated remains but you are still not sure it is the best choice for you and your family, it can be a good idea to speak with an Oxford, OH cremation services provider like us. We can guide you through the process of making this decision for you and your loved ones and we can help you make the arrangements. Call us right now or stop by one of our locations to speak with an expert about this and more.

 
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