Frequently Asked Questions
This is my first time arranging a Cremation with you, what do I need to do?
Aaron’s Low Cost Cremation & Funeral Services takes all the same procedures as every other funeral home or cremation service. Whether you have had the responsibility of doing this before or this is your first time, our staff is here to guide you every step of the way and help answer all your questions.
Who can arrange a cremation for the deceased?
Under Florida law the "Next of Kin" or a Legal Representative has the utmost authority to arrange for a cremation. Anyone without this authority, who arranges a cremation without the written consent of the NOK or Legal Representative is committing a 2nd degree felony and may face severe legal repercussions.
What should I do if the death occurs in the middle of the night or on the weekend?
*If someone has passed away and they are under a Doctors, Nurses, or Hospice care, have one of them call us. Some hospitals require the Next of Kin to sign a "Release Authorization" to allow us to bring the deceased into our care.
**If someone has passed away unattended please contact the Police Immediately. Once they pronounce the Time of Death, give them our number and we will take it from there. After we gather all the information needed to bring the deceased into our care, we will contact the Next of Kin or Legal Representative.
Our Immediate Helpline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help.
Will you come right away?
If we are given permission to send our removal team, yes. If the family wishes to spend time with the deceased to say good bye, that's fine too. We will come when you are ready.
My loved one is in your care, when will I have them back?
Contrary to some people’s belief, cremation does not take place the next day after someone has passed. The State of Florida regulates the cremation process and there are many legal steps we need to follow before we receive "Authorization to Cremate" from the Medical Examiner. The process may take up to 8-10 business days before we are able to return your loved one to you. The amount of time all depends on how quickly the Doctor and Medical Examiner sign off on the Cause of Death.
When will the Death Certificates be ready?
Death Certificates usually take about the same time as the cremation (8-10 business days). The amount of time all depends on how quickly the Doctor and Medical Examiner sign off on the Cause of Death.
I have a plot/niche at a cemetery else where in the United States, will you ship my loved one to the cemetery?
Yes. We will coordinate with the cemetery of your choice and follow your wishes.
I have chosen to have my loved one scattered at sea, when will the scattering take place?
We scatter every 3 months or sooner (weather and water conditions permitting). Florida Law regulates the distance we must travel out into the ocean before being able to scatter. Once we scatter the ashes we will contact you with the GPS location of where the ashes were scattered and on what day.
Are the ashes I receive back actually my loved one?
This question is one that we care about just as much as you do. From the time our staff brings your loved one into our care, there will be identification throughout the process that allows you, and us, to rest assured that the ashes you get back are definitely your loved one.
Do you have a location for us to have a memorial service?
Although we understand you may want to hold a memorial service, we do not have an onsite chapel. However, we can assist in arranging a memorial by using one of our many local partners that allows us to use their chapels. You may also contact a local country club, religious entity, or restaurant to host one of the service.