Planning at a Time of Loss

A step-by-step guide to making arrangements at a time of loss.

If a loved one has passed, we are very sorry for your loss.  You may be wondering, where do I start?  Everything begins with one simple phone call to us.  Let Forest Lawn help you navigate through this difficult time.

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Call our memorial counselors for help starting this process. We’re here at any time of the day or night.

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Meet with a Memorial Counselor

The first step is to contact Forest Lawn. Your memorial counselor will guide you through this process with a patient and empathetic hand, not only helping you to honor and put your loved one to rest, but also navigate the procedural challenges like addressing legal requirements and dealing with life insurance.

Additional Preparation

While the planning is in process, there is some information you will need to gather and contacts you will need to make.

Before you say goodbye

Encourage them to share their final wishes while they are still with you. We know it can be a difficult conversation but any details shared can help you make informed decisions and truly honor their legacy when making arrangements.

Learn more about making arrangements

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Our interactive arrangements tool can help give you a better idea of the pricing and options available through Forest Lawn.

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