The death of a loved one is regarded as one of the most stressful life events we must endure. In fact, research has shown that 40 percent of individuals experience some form of anxiety disorder in the year following the death of someone close to them. Because loss is difficult, it is important to be familiar with the rights you have as the bereaved.
First established in 1984, the Funeral Industry Practices law, also known as the Funeral Rule, is governed by the Federal Trade Commission. In it are several important protections for the survivors of the recently deceased. Knowing your rights ahead of time helps ameliorate the process of planning for your loved ones final disposition. […]