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At Douch Family Funeral Directors we provide pre-paid funeral plans in Dorset which enable you to choose what type of funeral you’d like, instead of your family and friends having to guess. With a funeral pre-payment plan, you can reduce the financial burden for loved ones at time of your death. At Douch Family Funeral Directors we offer a choice of set funeral payment plans or we can create a bespoke pre-paid funeral plan to suit your individual priorities.

When it comes to the pre-paid funeral costs, you pay today’s price for our services.  As long as we carry out your funeral and your requirements don’t change, you won’t pay a penny more for these services, regardless of when the funeral may be needed.  You can also make a contribution towards third party costs. And, you can opt to do so through a lump-sum payment or through regular instalments over 1 – 5 years.  Additional Instalment Payment Terms and conditions apply – please ask for details.  Our pre-paid funeral payments are held in a guaranteed whole of life assurance policy arranged by Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited which is part of the Ecclesiastical group.

Your pre-paid funeral will be provided by one of our local, independent funeral directors in Dorset. If you move away you can transfer your plan through a network of professional firms across the UK.  However, there may be additional costs depending on local prices.  Please refer to the plan Terms and Conditions for details or speak to us for more information.

There’s no upper age limit and we won’t ask any questions about your health. There’s flexibility to amend the plan if you change your mind later.

“Most of us, as we get older, expect to provide money to meet our funeral expenses. We’re not morbid. It’s to do with independence and responsibility. We want to leave everything in order for our relatives and friends. We don’t often talk about it – because there’s no need to – but the fact is that funerals cost money, and we want to help take care of the cost.”

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Included within the price of funeral pre-payment plans is a contribution towards other expenses, such as crematorium or cemetery fees, doctors’ fees for a cremation certificate and minister’s or church fees – these fees are known as “disbursements”.

These costs are outside of our control. If these costs, as detailed in your plan, are not covered by the plan value at the time of need, there will be a balance to pay.  Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information. You can include a larger (or smaller) contribution to disbursements if you wish, and the plan price will be amended accordingly.

For more information on our funeral pre-payment plans in Dorset, get in touch with your local Douch funeral director in Dorset.

Terms and Conditions apply to pre-payment plans.  Please ask us for a copy.

Visit the Dorset Funeral Plan site