Legal Issues with Funerals and Death

How to Ship a Body For a Funeral

How to Ship a Body For a Funeral
For centuries, people have practiced the tradition of returning the deceased to their rightful resting places.  That’s because sometimes our loved ones pass away while they are traveling or while living in an area far away from where they wanted to be buried. In these cases, you’ll want to know ...
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Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This

Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This
We all want to memorialize and honor our loved ones when they pass away. This often involves a religious service, burial or cremation. Mortuaries and cemeteries typically handle the disposition details that follow, but when a loved one has requested that his or her ashes be scattered after cremation, that ...
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Unusual Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Laws in Different States

Unusual Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Laws in Different States
If you’re in the process of planning a funeral, or have been through it before, you’ve likely noticed that in addition to all the arrangements that need to be made, there are also certain rules and regulations you need to follow. States often have specific laws about funerals and burials, ...
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5 Estate & Funeral Planning Documents You Should Prepare Right Now

5 Estate & Funeral Planning Documents You Should Prepare Right Now
You never know what the future will hold, and that’s why it is so important to be prepared.  But while having your estate and final wishes in order can give you peace of mind, the legal landscape of doing so can be confusing.  As a result, people far too often ...
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3 Things To Remember For Your Funeral Pre-Arrangements

3 Things To Remember For Your Funeral Pre-Arrangements
If you’re looking into pre-planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one, the process can seem overwhelming at first.  Without proper organization, it can be easy to miss some of the most important details of the funeral--and beyond. Using a free online tool like Funerals360’s My Funeral Wishes will ...
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Scattering Ashes: What You Need to Know

Scattering Ashes: What You Need to Know
Scattering ashes, also called cremated remains, is a poplular choice when a person or family chooses cremation. If you're seeking answers on what you can do with the ashes, look no further. Below you can find guidelines about what you can do with the ashes on land, water, and air. What you ...
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What to do When Someone Dies

What to do When Someone Dies
To a lot of people, death seems scary. The vast majority of Americans (around 80%) die in hospitals and nursing homes rather than at home, in part because it seems easier to leave death in the hands of medical professionals than to handle the end-of-life process ourselves. In reality, a ...
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Estate Planning: When We Leave Pets Behind

Estate Planning: When We Leave Pets Behind
Since 1947, when the term 'nuclear family,' was first popularized, house-pets have been considered a crucial part of the basic social unit in America. There are over 70 million cats and over 70 million dogs occupying over 30% of American households. That is more than enough furry friends to stretch ...
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Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation

Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation
Planning a funeral can be stressful, especially if the death was unexpected. Deaths that result from any variation of homicide may qualify you or your family for Crime Victim Assistance and Compensation. The loss of income, the cost of the funeral, and even the expenses for counseling may be covered ...
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Paying for a Funeral with Auto Insurance Coverage

Paying for a Funeral with Auto Insurance Coverage
When faced with a devastating loss, the pressure of locating funeral and burial funds can wreak havoc and stress on newly bereaved families. There are many steps you can take to alleviate some of the costs; from foregoing a wake in favor of a direct burial or cremation and hosting ...
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