Funeral Law. Having written a 512-page book on funeral law for consumers with state-by-state information, I am very conversant with consumer rights in this regard: What are the laws on disposition of cremated remains? Is embalming required? Do I have to use a funeral home? Can I have a home wake? Is it a state law to buy a vault? I prepaid for a funeral but changed my mind. They won`t give me all my money back. What can I do? . . . If you have an immediate need for information because a death has just occurred or is about to occur, you may call me at 802-482-6021.
I have monitored the funeral industry on behalf of consumers for over 20 years. I have been a guest speaker to funeral trade organizations, consumer workshops, and social service professionals. I am regularly consulted by lawyers and legislators as well as journalists.
Funeral Ethics Organization (www.funeralethics.org) Funeral Consumers Alliance (www.funerals.org)
Caring for Your Own Dead (1987) Caring for the Dead: Your Final Act of Love (1998) I Died Laughing: Funeral Education with a Light Touch (2001) Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death (2011) with co-author Joshua Slocum
Masters degree in Administration and Special Education
Available as an expert witness for funeral-related court cases.
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What did your father want? Are any of his wishes in writing? Why is your sister mad? What does she want done? Usually a cemetery would require the permission of the plot owner to move remains. Talk
I would simply go to the cemetery and tell them you've decided to keep the ashes at home. I suspect they will be sympathetic. If they give you a hard time, you can go to Probate Court without a lawyer
The fact that the husband's family is getting the plot back for the third wife should be sufficient. Is he planning to move the existing stone? Check with a monument dealer to see if the second wife's
You may be absolutely right, but it sounds as if she won't accept that. There is a casket/vault combination often used for infant deaths. If one of those was used, then it will likely be intact. But I
I'm appalled! I think she should be reported to the AG's consumer protection division. ********** Did she give you any written material? If so, I'd love to see it. My fax number is 802-417-3002. Or