Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Updates to Alabama, Indiana

Posted By on February 24, 2012

We’ve updated the state-specific chapters for Alabama and Indiana to take account of recent law changes. Alabama now allows citizens to legally choose an agent to carry out their funeral plans while Indiana now bars funeral homes from using “warehousing” of caskets to avoid putting your prepaid money in trust or to deny you a […]

Why Do Hospitals Want to Hold on to Dead Bodies?

Posted By on February 17, 2012

While most people would prefer to die at home, nearly half the deaths in the U.S. either occur or are confirmed in a hospital. With the growing interest in home funerals, more and more families want to take charge of this intimate and critical life event. One pediatric oncology nurse says she’s seen a dramatic […]