Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Iowa: Caring For Your Own Dead Just Got Harder

Posted By on April 26, 2012

4/27/2012—To our shock, a recently passed bill (HF2369) takes away the ability of local registrars to issue burial-transit permits. Home funeral families are now at the mercy of funeral directors with a conflict of interest or medical examiners who don’t want to cooperate with them. Josh Slocum, on behalf of Funeral Consumers Alliance,  sent the […]

Georgia tightens preneed

Posted By on April 19, 2012

Hats off to the Georgia Funeral Directors Association (yes, really!) for their work this legislative season. Thanks in large part to their efforts a proposal to allow consumers’ prepaid funeral money to be taken out of FDIC-insure accounts and invested in more risky products was defeated. In addition, consumers are now entitled to a refund […]