Oh my, I’m looking into a case of NY mother whom bought a pre need from a company just like this one a sales person came out to the Alyssa and got many elderly people to buy through a company funeral home. All her needs were to be met no matter where she died. My horror story is now.mother past August 2011 her contract was bought in California paid in full. The company sold out to a family run business and I was told first sorry we don’t have the same owners.Then I found out this is not true.when a funeral home buys they also inherent the debts also. now, moms gone for 8 months and I’m getting bills for 2000.+ for her cremation. Inwhich she prepaid yrs ago for 615.00 I called the funeral homes both.. I told them 1 I have a contract the man wrote to state they will except the pre need amount as well so I’m covered but I’ve gotten bills for her even the 30 of April 2012 It makes me sick to think these company’s are putting us and me through HELL cause they take but don’t honor… California, needs to stop this from going on. And the Government needs to step in and force these so-called business pros.stand up and be accountable for the bad debts. Yes they do put the moneys in a said trust and they make lots of interest off of this.. Sounds Ponzie sceem ..steel. then then loved ones are stuck and grieving .. I’m going to file on my case. My mother is gone and my brother is stage 4 cancer. Dear Lord help us. Please stop these bad people from doing this.. I’m a stressed out mess.