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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In Florida, the body must be embalmed OR refrigerated within 24 hours. You can use dry ice for cooling. Georgia has no such requirements. The family may transport the body if you wish. The death certificate
YES! Go to www.funerals.org and download the VT chapter from the bookstore for only $5. If the death occurs in CT, you will have some additional problems. Feel free to write again with other questions
There are two nonprofit consumer groups not too far away, about 50 miles, that may have discounted funeral arrangements available for members. Since you are not holding any services at the funeral home
Actually, I think it's only 5 days in the Netherlands. From the obit, the term "memorial service" implies that there is no casket present. Otherwise they would have used the word "funeral." Also, they
There had to be a disinterment permit issued by the local registrar to a funeral director before the body could be moved. Who ordered the disinterment? It definitely sounds like someone has operated outside