Lodge Brothers Specialist Highly Trained Funeral Arrangers are Waiting to Help

Just as the cost of living increases from year to year, the cost of dying is no different. The SunLife cost of dying report for 2021, an annual sector-leading research paper, which has been providing a comprehensive overview of funeral costs since 2004, shows that the cost of funerals has continued to increase on an annual basis. One positive aspect however is that the increase of funeral-related costs has at least slowed down somewhat over the last 2 years.

The same report goes on to explain that the average cost of dying in 2021, depending on where in the UK you live, is £8,864 – that is down 4.3% since 2020.

Funeral costs are rarely included as part of the average family’s annual budget. The Lodge Brothers family of Coroners Woking, offer a variety of cost-effective solutions aimed at assisting families to deal with the costs, which arise when a loved one passes away.

Lodge Brothers Coroners Langley all offer a range of pre-paid for and planned funeral packages, with a suitable budget option for all, all of which are designed to alleviate the inevitable financial and emotional strain which is placed on families when a loved one passes away. What makes the difference is the Lodge Brothers pledge to ensure that there are no hidden extras to surprise you, after all is said and done. Lodge Brothers publishes a full list of all costs attached to funeral planning on their website for full transparency and will provide a detailed quote prior to proceeding with any of the funeral arrangements, so that the families of the deceased know and understand everything that they will be required to pay for.

In the case of pre-planned arrangements, the deceased has already made most of the tough decisions on behalf of their loved ones. In fact, any person who would like to make their funeral wishes known, can use the complimentary service on the website which is kept on file in the event of their demise, so that when their family choses Lodge Brothers Coroners Westminster, all of the hard decisions are already made ahead of time. Using this service does not commit anyone to a funeral plan with Lodge Brothers – it simply ensures that when you loved ones chose Lodge Brothers for funeral arrangements, the wishes of the deceased shared with the family who can then provide the funeral just as you would have, if you had planned it yourself.

Besides being able to rely on our 240 years of experience in the business of assisting families with funerals, when loved ones reach out to Lodge Brothers at their time of need, not only are they ensured of having full sight of what has been arranged and the cost of doing so, but they are also guaranteed many additional extra’s, which other Funeral homes will charge for, at no extra cost. Services such as afterhours attendance, arrangements for family viewings at the chapel of rest, delivery of ashes, additional staff or bearers, access to bereavement support and house calls, all come as part of the full service which you can expect to receive from Lodge Brothers across the UK.

Lodge Brothers – your trusted Funeral Directors in Send

Planning a funeral can mean the end of a long road for some and for others; it can be because of something which merely came unexpectedly. Sometimes, it is simply the culmination of what is simply inevitable in the end. Standing witness to the demise of a loved one, especially in instances where there has been a progressive illness, which can sometimes take a long while  to reach its conclusion. Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors have stood beside countless families who have a loved one whose life journey has come to the end of the road. It is a unique combination of years of experience, professionalism, a thorough understanding of the business and infinite empathy, which enables Funeral Directors to assist with each person’s situation.

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There is more to planning a funeral that one might think because depending on the situation surrounding the passing of an individual, there are many attached logistical aspects, which must be circumnavigated, sometimes just to enable the deceased to be brought to their final resting place.

A mother of two young boys, suffers with a particularly determined cancer of the liver, survives with her illness for a period of years, which far out-lasts the predictions of medicine, through sheer grit and determination that she will experience as much of the lives of her children as physically possible. Unhappily, her body can only sustain her dreams for so long and she passes in hospital on a Thursday, surrounded by her loved ones. A senior citizen, much to everyone’s amazement, fights and survives a near-death experience which perplexes even his doctors, then suffer a repeat incident one year later at which time he is let-down by the same medical equipment that was once his lifesaver and is sent home to finish his days in the peace of his home.  A young man is struck by a drunk driver on his way home from the office, leaving his estate intestate and his partner unprotected by his without an inheritance.

Each of these scenarios requires the intervention of a Funeral Director who, from the moment of contact, knows exactly what needs to be done for the family to be able to walk away on the day of the funeral, with the knowledge that they have put their loved one to rest in the manner, which they deserve. Lodge Brothers funeral directors are dedicated to ensuring that they provide a service which is seamless however because not all funerals are planned, the Funeral Directors Ottershaw ambit ranges from establishing what a client’s needs are, by listening and understanding what it is that the family needs and then will arrange, coordinate and oversee the event. Where families have special requests such as pre-burial viewings, cremations or modern funeral experiences, Lodge Brothers will fulfil these needs.

In addition to the event itself, your Lodge Brother Funeral Directors Slough will facilitate all administrative and legal aspects attached to finalising the estate which is especially important where a will hasn’t been prepared. Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors Send are there for you from beginning to end.

Speak to Lodge Brothers about their fixed fee Probate service

A great deal of anxiety and emotional distress can be alleviated when we take responsibility of preparing for the end of life. Leaving family or friends with this enormous responsibility, due to a lack of planning or inability to choose, may mean that someone else gets to choose for you. Taking on this responsibility for yourself, and not ignoring this (admittedly) large task, leaves your family and loved ones better off both financially and emotionally at the end of the day.

Parents can lead by example and show their children the value of being sufficiently preparing for when the time comes. Speaking about your wishes with your family will also help them by knowing what to expect when the times comes that you can no longer speak for yourself. Engaging with a Probate Guildford attorney means having someone who is able to assist you with the appropriate legal documentation, which will literally speak for you when you are unable to.

When it comes to choosing a Probate Ashford attorney, it is beneficial to find someone who is both empathetic and mindful, as well as being someone who is able understand and navigate the complex legal world. Lodge Brother’s Probate Feltham attorneys believe that the most proactive way of creating a voice for yourself is by preparing your Will in which you can clearly explain how your estate, your belongings and possessions, will be dealt with. Probate Woking attorneys understand that taxes and other costs will have an impact on the outcome of the final value of your estate and will advise you professionally and provide you with peace of mind.

Even though you may be someone who understands the importance of preparing a will, when faced with the task itself, it is not uncommon for a person to feel over-whelmed. Reaching out for assistance by engaging with a Probate attorney and charging that person with the task of assisting you with your Will means you have someone who neutral and knowledgeable to walk beside you and answer any questions that arise. Doing so also ensures that you do not become defeated by the task at hand by placing it on hold “for tomorrow. A Probate Sunbury attorney will also be able to advise you if your life situation changes and you wish to make amendments to your documentation.

In some cases, a person may seek the assistance of a Probate Shepperton attorney to help initiate a living Will, which is an advanced directive for your family to refer to, should you become ill so suddenly that you are unable to advise them yourself. A living will is also of great value, for example, where an illness like dementia leaves doubt in the minds of others, that your wishes are in fact actually what you desire. Your living will spare your loved ones untold anguish, preventing them from the responsibility of what might be perceived as their decision to end your life. Lodge Brothers Probate Walton attorney’s may be given power of attorney leaving you with the peace of mind that someone will be accountable for your affairs once you can no longer be.

Lodge Brothers – Fixed fee for a single Will starting from £325 +VAT

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Lodge Brothers have been assisting the community with funerals for over 230 years offering a professional and personal service that their clients have come to rely on. Lodge Brothers legal arm of the business has helped hundreds of families with accessible, affordable legal advice in relation to Probate, Wills Twickenham and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

They have a highly qualified, strong legal team whom collectively have many years of experience in all aspect of Probate, Wills Ashford and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

MEET SOPHIE ANDREWS – DIRECTOR

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Sophie joined Lodge Brothers as Head of Legal Services in 2016 to develop and set up its legal services business. Lodge Brothers Legal Services is a separate company, which has been granted a licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, allowing Lodge Brothers Legal Services to provide professional Legal Services to its clients through its own legal team.

Sophie grew up in Surrey and studied law at University College London and the College of Law in Guildford qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. Having trained at a leading Private Client Firm, Charles Russell, Sophie has specialised in Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney and now has many years of experience in these areas. She is an affiliate member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds the Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation (passing with a distinction). Sophie lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN UP TO DATE WILL?

Only 30% of people in this country have made a Will. This is because we do not like thinking about death and we are unaware of the importance of having a professionally drafted Will. Once a person overcomes their fears and makes a Will they find that it is a positive step that gives them great peace of mind. They are reassured that their affairs are in order.

If you die without a Will you die “intestate” meaning the intestacy laws set out which of your family members inherit and the amount. Your spouse will not necessarily inherit all of your estate and if you are unmarried your Partner will not inherit anything.

A legally valid Will, carefully prepared by a qualified expert Solicitor, will ensure that:

you provide for your loved ones in the way you wish;

you choose the Executors who will administer your estate;

you choose the Guardians for your minor children; and

you can take steps to reduce the Inheritance Tax payable.

You can also choose to appoint Lodge Brothers Legal Services as the Executors of your Will. We will ensure that your estate is dealt with promptly and efficiently so that your loved ones do not have the responsibility but do receive their inheritance as quickly as possible.

Fixed fee for a single Will starting from £325 +VAT (£390 inc. VAT).

Fixed fee for mirror Wills starting from £500 +VAT (£600 inc. VAT).

All our fees are fixed and agreed in advance.

Our professional services offer peace of mind to you and your family.

If you don’t have an up to date will click here Wills Feltham and Lodge Brothers Legal Services will assist you.

Lodge Brothers have a great community caring spirit

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Ashford are just one of the many branches involved in the community, have a look at what some of the various Lodge Brothers branches have been up top recently. 

Paul Bye, District Manager for Lodge Brothers & Wickenden in Ealing, was thrilled to receive a letter of thanks from Northfields Pre-School, following on from their 50th Birthday Fundraising Day back in the summer. Fund raiser Rebecca Neville wrote:

“Dear Paul and everyone at Lodge Brothers,

Apologies this is a little late but I just wanted to say a massive “thank you” on behalf of the children, parents and staff at Northfields Pre School for your generous donation of £100 towards our 50th Birthday fundraising back in July.

We had a fantastic party on a beautiful sunny day and through a raffle and donations such as yours we raised enough money to buy the children 50 much needed new chairs. The Pre School are so appreciative and the children have safe, brightly coloured, comfortable chairs for many years to come. We have just handed over to a new committee but I just wanted to personally thank you again.

Rebecca Neville

Fund Raiser

Northfields Pre-School Committee

Click on funeral directors Byfleet and funeral directors Biggleswade to find  out what other Lodge Brothers branches have been doing recently

Everyone deserved to be remembered in a special way

Do you have the devastating and difficult decision of how to remember a loved one, how best to keep their memory alive and how others would like to remember that special person?

Lodge Brothers have the most wonderful and largest selection of memorials and headstones in the UK.  Their workmanship is professional and superbly finished.

From the time you enter the Lodge Brothers branch until the memorial is in place you will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

They take time and care to ensure that the correct decisions are made with regard to each individual and the memorial chosen.

Every memorial is individually made and can be personalised through slight changes in design. Some of the memorials on offer:

Lawn Memorials & Headstones

A variety of lawn memorials are displayed this page. When choosing a memorial, please remember that you can alter the design to suit your own requirements. They are all individually made and most designs can be made in any stone type.

Classic Memorials & Headstones

Full memorials or kerb set designs are permitted. This does not prevent a client having a smaller memorial such as a vase, tablet or headstone & base design. It allows a lot more flexibility than a lawn section and leads to a greater expression of memorial design.