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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The third edition was published in 2011 -- "Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death" -- www.finalrights.org You can also download a state chapter from the Bookstore at www.funerals.org for
You do not need to use a funeral director or be embalmed in NC. You can download the NC chapter from the Bookstore at www.funerals.org for only $5. That will walk you through how to file the death certificate
Go to www.funerals.org and download the Florida chapter from the Bookstore for only $5. That will walk you through the process for filing the death certificate and getting the burial transit permit. Be
The PA funeral director. You might want to get your mother to sign up with the FCA of Western PA. They have negotiated a discount with certain cooperating funeral homes-- http://www.funerals.org/affiliates/westernpa/index
Yes, use the PA funeral home to make arrangements. Let them know that you know about shipping services such as Inman that will pick up and embalm the body and drive it to the airport for about $1,000.