Pre-Planning in New Jersey

Pre-Planning and Choosing a Cemetery in NJ

Talking about death is never an easy conversation. Just because the thought of death may make you feel uncomfortable, that doesn’t mean that you can avoid it. Death is an inevitable part of life, and the further in advance decisions and plans are made, the less your family will have to worry about when the time comes. Instead of forcing both the decision and the financial burden of choosing a type of burial and burial place on your family members, pre-plan your arrangements with Memorial Properties to make a difficult and stressful time a bit easier on your loved ones.

The most important choice you will make when pre-planning your funeral is where your final resting place will be. You will want to choose acemetery locationthat is convenient for your loved ones to visit, while also working with a company that will accommodate your wishes and needs. Here atMemorial Properties, we are proud to be the cemetery, mausoleum, and cremation leader in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. When you pre-plan your funeral with us, you will learn about ourunique memorial optionsavailable to you.  We offer options varying fromprivate estatesto religiousfuneral programsto ensure that you are completely satisfied with your arrangements, and we will walk you through every step of the process with care and compassion.

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Burial Options in NJ

At our serene cemeteries and mausoleums in NJ, those who pre-plan their arrangements with Memorial Properties have many options for burial. Whether you would like to be put to rest above-ground or below-ground, our family will work with you to ensure that your wishes are addressed and will be honored in the future.

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In-Ground Burial

Intact remains are preserved and placed in a casket, which is then lowered into the ground. The area is landscaped and a memorial is placed at the burial site.

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Above-Ground Burial

Cremated or intact remains are entombed in one of our peaceful mausoleums. Individuals also have the option of being put to rest beside a loved one.

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The body is reduced to its most basic elements, and then interred and memorialized either above-ground or below-ground.

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Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Arrangements in New Jersey

Not only will you be making an already trying time easier on your loved ones, but pre-planning your funeral will also leave your family at peace, knowing that they put you to rest the way that you wanted to be remembered. Pre-planning your funeral will ensure that every last detail has your stamp of approval. In addition, funeral costs rise every year. By planning your funeral now, you can save your loved ones a great deal of money in the future. You don’t want your survivors asking themselves, “did I do what they wanted?”

Our family at Memorial Properties will go above and beyond to ensure that your personal wishes are granted following death. When you work with Memorial Properties, you will have access to our comprehensive Personal Planning Organizer, which includes all the information you need to make your arrangements and ease the burden on your family in the future. Those interested in pre-planning are also encouraged to meet with one of our counselors to discuss their arrangements and potential burial options. If you choose to meet with a member of our team, you will receive a certificate of credit up to $1495 to put towards an above-ground space, in-ground interment space, or community bible niche at one of our mausoleums or cemeteries in NJ. Please call 732-820-0211 to learn more about our pre-planning service and benefits.

Family Records Portfolio

As part of our pre-planning service, we will provide interested persons with an invaluable Family Records Portfolio, where one can record all the facts the family needs to know at a time of death. This is both considerate and typical of the new approach to solving the memorialization problem.

The Family Records Portfolio is not sold in stores at any price. It is invaluable because in one compact folder, you can record all the facts your family needs to know. This portfolio was prepared with the expert advice of lawyers, bankers, accountants, clergymen, and government officials. In it, you will find vital checklists; for instance, information regarding your will, safe deposit boxes, and the resources available through Veteran’s benefits and Social Security. After a death, your family will need to have immediate access to important records. The Family Records Portfolio, when complete, will contain the data needed to ensure that your loved ones receive everything that is rightfully theirs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-planning is the process of making decisions about cemetery, burial, memorial, and funeral services before a death has occurred. Arrangements can be made in advance for oneself or a family member. The process begins by gathering information about the available options and determining a balance between value and cost. Once you’ve decided on the combination of funeral rites, rituals, and services you wish to include, a plan will be created to document and share these details with next-of-kin, family, and friends.

On average, funeral costs range from $7,000 to $12,000. Funeral expenses will depend on the wishes and request of each individual. Services to consider that may influence the total cost of a funeral include but are not limited to:


  • Funeral home’s basic service fee
  • Traditional burial or cremation
  • Transporting, preparing, and embalming the body
  • Visitation and viewing
  • Casket, urn, or vault
  • Funeral or memorial service
  • Flowers and wreaths
  • Printed materials
  • Hearse
  • Service car/van
  • Perpetual care

Pre-planning a funeral is the best way to ensure that you or your loved one is honored in the proper way after death. One of the most important decisions you will make during this process is your final resting place. At Memorial Properties, we will sit down with you and discuss all of the burial options available to you at our cemetery and mausoleum locations in NJ. We offerin-ground burial,above-ground burial, andcremationservices, depending on your preferences. Other important factors to consider include:


  • What type of visitation (wake, viewing, or reception)
  • Where the services will be performed (funeral home, place of worship, or cemetery)
  • Religious ceremony vs. secular gathering
  • Scripture/spiritual readings to be used
  • Specific music to be used
  • Flowers or charitable donations
  • Any other unique or specific desires of the individual or family

When selecting a funeral home, it’s important to choose an establishment that has a good reputation so you can be confident in the care and services you receive. If possible, you should also find a convenient location since you will be in frequent contact with the funeral home as you pre-plan your arrangements. Memorial Properties has partnered with numerous funeral homes near each of our locations in NJ that our patrons have used themselves. Check outour funeral resources, make a list of funeral homes in your area, and give them a call. Do extensive research before deciding on a funeral home to ensure they can accommodate all of your needs effectively.

Yes. Typically, prepaying involves entering a contract with a specific funeral provider. Prepayment can be made directly to the funeral provider or the contract can be secured with a funeral insurance policy. Installment plans are available with either option. At Memorial Properties, when you choose to pre-plan your arrangements, you’ll receive a certificate of credit up to $1,495 to put towards an above-ground space, in-ground interment space, or community bible niche at one of our mausoleums or cemeteries in NJ. Our team will work closely with you to determine the best financial option for you.

No. It is a common misconception that pre-planning means prepaying. However, some people choose to pay for their funeral expenses when they create their funeral plan. Funeral costs rise every year, so making sure that funds are available to cover your funeral costs is a smart decision, if you are able to do it. This also relieves your family members of the financial burden of paying for your funeral when you pass. You can enter into a contract with your funeral provider and prepay them directly or secure the contract with a funeral insurance policy.

Pre-planning your funeral can be an overwhelming and confusing time for many people. At Memorial Properties, our team will discuss all options available to you and help you make the right choice for you, your family, and your budget. If you need more time to think about certain details of your funeral arrangements, there’s no rush. We’ll be here to assist when you’re ready.

The most important thing you can do to ensure your final wishes are carried out is to designate people you trust to handle them carefully and make sure they are fully informed about what you want. As part of our pre-planning service, Memorial Properties provides interested persons with a Family Records Portfolio to record all facts your family needs to know at the time of death. In it, you will find information regarding your will, safe deposit boxes, and any resources available through Veterans benefits and Social Security. This portfolio is invaluable, as it is not sold in stores at any price.Contact ustoday to learn more.

Cemeteries in New Jersey – In-Ground Burial with Memorial Properties

At Memorial Properties, we are home to a number of peaceful burial grounds, where those who are looking for an in-ground burial can be peacefully put to rest. Our historic and serene cemeteries are surrounded by natural beauty, giving families a beautiful environment to reflect on the lives of their loved ones. Whether you have recently lost a loved one or you are interested in pre-planning your own arrangements, Memorial Properties’ peaceful cemeteries include:

Pre-Plan Your Arrangements with Memorial Properties in NJ

Whether you’re interested in anin-ground burial,above ground burial, orcremation, our staff at Memorial Properties can help you plan the exact way you would like to be remembered. We believe that today’s wisdom is tomorrow’s peace of mind, which is why we place such a strong emphasis on our pre-planning service. It ensures that you will be remembered exactly how you want to be, and that your family will not have to make tough decisions during an already difficult time in their lives. We will ensure that your options are clear and that you are able to make the most informed decision about how and where you will be buried. For more information about our family records portfolio and pre-planning your funeral, please do not hesitate tocontact ustoday.

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