Transfer Preneed

Many people who enter into a prepaid funeral contract do not fully understand their transferability rights. A Prepaid Funeral Contract (whether through a funeral home or a cemetery) can be transferred either before or after death occurs. Indiana laws governing prepaid funeral contracts purchased through a funeral home or cemetery are designed to protect you the consumer. For your protection, any funds paid for your prepaid funeral were placed in the hands of a third party (typically an insurance company or escrow agent) where they must remain until you cancel the contract or the contract is fulfilled. You retain ownership, and therefore control of the funds at all times up to the point where a licensed funeral home actually performs the contracted services. And even then the funds can only be released to the funeral home that actually performed the funeral services.

To transfer your existing preneed contract to Northern Indiana Funeral Care, please read and submit the form below.  For a PDF version to download and print click below.


Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.

Designation of Successor Seller (Indiana Code 30-2-13-13)
Enter the name of the funeral home where you currently have prearrangements.
Enter the name of the person who has prearrangements.
Purchaser's Designation of Successor Seller: The undersigned, as Purchaser of the Preneed Contract identified herein, hereby designates Northern Indiana Funeral Care as the Successor Seller of such Contract pursuant to the exclusive authority established by Indiana Code 30-2-13-13 (b).

Please be advised that Northern Indiana Funeral Care has been designated the “Successor Seller” on the Preneed contract identified above. Northern Indiana Funeral Care is willing to accept the designation of Successor Seller and otherwise fulfill the subject Preneed contract according to its terms.

You are authorized to rely on this Notice of Transfer and to, within Thirty (30) days of receipt of this notice:

  • Relinquish and transfer to Northern Indiana Funeral Care all rights under the subject preneed contract;
  • Transfer the preneed contract to Northern Indiana Funeral Care; and
  • Release from escrow and/or trust all funds currently being held as consideration for the subject Preneed Contract, for subsequent deposit to such trust or escrow as may be selected by Northern Indiana Funeral Care, as the Successor Seller. You are further directed to provide an itemized statement disclosing all preneed services or merchandise delivered as of the date of transfer.
Northern Indiana Funeral Care will provide all required notices to the Insurance Company or Escrow Agent.


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