Professional Fees & Disbursements

Ascension Funerals and Memorials being members of the National Society of Allied and Independant Funeral Directors when arranging the funeral will provide a written estimate of professional fees and charges which will be agreed and signed so you are fully aware of the commitments to which you have agreed to in arranging the funeral. The funeral estimate and account will be divided into two separate sections, Professional fees and the Disbursements.

Professional fees

Professional fees are the charges under control of Ascension Funerals. These include staff fees, funeral directors attendance to all arrangements, including completion of necessary documentation, delivery of same by hand, telephone calls, visits to home and personal supervision of the funeral, the provision of a hearse, a coffin suitable for either cremation or burial. The conveyance of the deceased to our premises, full preparation hygienic treatment and care of the deceased.

Disbursements

Disbursements are the charges paid out by Ascension Funerals and Memorials on behalf of the family while arranging the funeral. Examples of these are:

Cemetery fees
Crematorium fees
Doctors fees (if appropriate)
Parochial fees
Minister / speakers fees
Obituaries / acknowledgements
Flowers
Gratitudes
Order of service sheets
Catering
Any other additional extras that you may require.

You will appreciate that disbursements can differ from the estimate as they are not under direct control of Ascension Funerals and Memorials but every effort is made to give as near accurate an estimate as is possible.

The funeral account will be sent to you 1 week after the funeral has taken place.